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MINUTES 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 8, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Nancy C. Lenvin, President 

John M. Sanger, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Joseph F. Barletta 

Louis J. Giraudo 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
2 5 1985 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PliRI \C. ' IRQAPY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



85-001 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Nancy Lenvin, Vice President John Sanger, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

Commissioner Louis Giraudo arrived at 2:12 P.M. 

Absent: Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of December 27, 1984 were 
approved . 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 



85-0002 GM Rescheduling the regular Commission meeting of 

February 12, 1985 to Wednesday, February 13, 1985, at 
2:30 P.M., in the Commission Room, Main Library, San 
Francisco, CA. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn 



On motion of Giraudo, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0001 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$21,115.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



On motion of Giraudo, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0003 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-735, Potrero and Presidio Yards, 
Control Cable Replacement. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



On motion of Giraudo, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0004 MR Rejecting the sole bid received, Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-907, Presidio Division, Shop Heating 
and Ventilation Modification, and authorizing the 
readvertising of the contract under Municipal Railway 
Contract No . " MR-907-R. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



85-002 






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On motion of Giraudo, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0005 MR Approving Debit/Credit Modifications Nos . 54 through 
67 to Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-829, 
Rehabilitation of Cable Car Trackway, Hyde Street 
Loop, for additional work at a cost of $30,290.00, 
Underground/Railco Multi, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



On motion of Giraudo, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0006 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1897, Repair Roof, Calaveras Outlet 
Tower, Alameda County, as satisfactorily completed; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$4,089.05 to Western Roofing, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



On motion of Giraudo, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0007 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1882, Calaveras Reservoir, Contact 
Grouting of 8-ft. Diameter Outlet Tunnel, as 
satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $69,760.86 to A. Ruiz 
Construction Co., Inc., Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



On motion of Giraudo, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0008 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the General 
Claims Agent, totaling $54,332.33, for settlement of 
claims against the Municipal Railway, in the month of 
December, 1984. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Giraudo, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0009 WD Requesting the Board of Supervisors to authorize the 
Water Department to join the Association of 
Metropolitan Water Agencies. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



85-003 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Giraudo, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0010 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation for 
$800,000.00 of Transportation Development Act capital 
improvement funds for the development of a cable car 
maintenance management system and a reserve fund for 
claims. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Giraudo, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0011 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, to increase 
the amount of the Professional Services Agreement 
with Woodward-Clyde Consultants to a sum not to 
exceed $1,460,000.00, to complete the short-term 
mitigation measures outlined in Amendments Nos. 1 and 
2 and to initiate exploration of long-term solutions 
to the Kirkwood Penstock slippage. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



On motion of Giraudo, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0012 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1911, San Andreas Cottage Replacement, 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Giraudo, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0013 E Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1915, 
Repair Concrete Roof Beams, University Mound 
Reservoir, South Basin, in the amount of $197,030.00, 
to American Grouting, Inc., Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Lenvin, Sanger, Flynn, Giraudo 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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85-004 



Report of the General Manager 

Media Relations 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
announced that as of February 1, 1985, the media relations function 
will be separated from the community relations function. He said 
that the Media Relations Unit will be composed of Ann Milner, Warren 
Hanson and a clerical support person, and will operate out of his 
office. 

Federal Funding 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that the City joined Mayor Bradley of Los 
Angeles in an effort to try to convince Congress not to put a 
complete stop to UMTA Section 9 funding. There is also an attempt 
to phase out operating and revenue sharing funds and to cut Section 
3 funds. He said that it is clear that we will have to struggle to 
maintain federal funding and that we will have to depend much more 
heavily on local funding in the future. 

******** 

Discussion of First Quarter 1984-85 Management by Objectives 
performance reports. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that he has been directing the bureaus to view 
their function as a service to the line department which enables 
those departments to render their public service. While enhancing 
the service orientation of the bureaus, he said that they are also 
focusing on improving the quality of the services provided. 

Financial Management 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the goals of the bureau are: 1) to improve 
the ability of the organization to identify budget problems early; 
2) to improve the timelines and usefulness of financial data 
supplied to line departments and other bureaus; 3) to improve 
responsiveness to outside audits; and 4) to improve contacts with 
grant funding organizations. 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, explained the organizational structure and the various 
functions of the bureau. He introduced the unit managers, who then 
reported on their 1st quarter performance. 

Management Information Systems 

Mr. Johannes Loffeld, Manager, Bureau of Management Information 
Systems, gave an overview of the bureau and its production 
statistics. He introduced the unit managers, who each reported on 
their specific areas. 

Personnel and Training 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the goals which the bureau has been working 
toward are: 1) to reduce the vacancy rate and speed up the 
processing of requisitions; and 2) to develop a firm and timely 
discipline process. 

Ms. Andrea Gourdine, Manager, Bureau of Personnel and Training, 
described the reorganization of the bureau and highlighted the 
bureau's accomplishments to date. She introduced the unit managers 
and her assistant. 

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85-005 



Resolution No. 85-0010 — Authorizing a supplemental appropriation 
for $800,000.00 of Transportation Development Act funds for the 
development of a cable car maintenance management system and a 
reserve fund for claims. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if these funds had been scheduled for 
anything else, and he questioned the priority of the maintenance 
project. Mr. Nothenberg replied that the funds had not been 
programmed. He said that we have a collection of new machinery for 
which we do not have complete maintenance systems and manuals. The 
City Attorney has advised that if we were to receive the 
manufacturer's manuals that that would satisfy the contractual 
obligations. Commissioner Sanger said that his question is whether 
prior consultants to us have an obligation to furnish us components 
of what is requested here. Mr. Nothenberg replied that should we 
get it, it would not be timely. Commissioner Sanger requested an 
assurance that adequate demands have been made and an opinion from 
the City Attorney regarding any further entitlements that the City 
Attorney believes we have. 

On motion of Commisioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Giraudo, 
Resolution No. 85-0010 was adopted. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:10 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



85-006 






MINUTES 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
^ January 22, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

1985 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



85-007 



Call to Order: 2:07 P.M. 

Present: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Joseph 
Barletta, Commissioner Louis Giraudo 

Absent: President Nancy Lenvin and Vice President John Sanger 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn presided. 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of January 8, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 

Election of Officers for the Year 1985 

Commissioner Barletta nominated Commissioner Giraudo for President 
of the Commission. Commissioner Flynn seconded. 

Commissioner Giraudo was unanimously elected President. He accepted 
the gavel and presided over the remainder of the meeting. 

President Giraudo nominated Commissioner Flynn for Vice President, 
Commissioner Barletta seconded. 

Commissioner Flynn was unanimously elected Vice President. 

******** 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0014 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$42,250.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

15-0015 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$6,680.38 and collections in the amount of $13,728.11 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of December, 1984. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



85-008 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0016 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1865, San Andreas Outlet Towers - 
Valve Motorization. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0017 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-731, O 1 Shaughnessy Dam, Repair and 
Reconstruct Sewer System. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0018 MR Approving Debit/Credit Modifications Nos. 59 and 60 
to Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-820, 
Rehabilitation of Cable Car Trackway, Mechanical 
Components, for additional work at a cost of 
$21,273.00, Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0019 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1879, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Guerrero Street Between Duboce and 
San Jose Avenues, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $6,948.00; authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delays of 23 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $33,870.96 
to Dalton Construction Co., Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0020 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1892, Resurfacing Pilarcitos Road in 
San Mateo County, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $2,670.00; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $13,126.38 to G. Bortolotto & Co., 
Contractor . 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 

85-009 



On notion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0021 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1907R, Construction of Fences on 
Water Department Properties in San Mateo County, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $810.40; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $15,939.82 
to Oliveira Fence, Inc., Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0022 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept and 
expend $6,600.00 of UMTA Section 10 managerial 
training assistance monies for four PUC employees to 
attend Section 10 management training courses at 
various universities in 1985. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following' resolution was adopted: 

85-0023 HH Setting the date of Wednesday, February 13, 1985, at 
2:30 P.M., in the Commission Meeting Room of the Main 
Library, . San Francisco, California, to consider 
adoption of rate schedules to be charged by the 
Public Utilities Commission for furnishing Hetch 
Hetchy power to private consumers and municipal 
departments of the City and County of San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0024 HH Authorizing a transfer of funds in the amount of 

$140,000.00 from Purchase of Power to Materials and 
Supplies to cover the cost of maintenance of trolley 
overhead lines. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0025 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $250,000.00 to fund 
legal services for the Transit Impact Development Fee, 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 
85-010 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0026 MR Authorizing Modification No. 1 to the Professional 
Services Agreement with Car la Swander, in an amount 
not to exceed $34,050.00, to expand the scope of work 
to include job analysis and test development for the 
Transit Operator classification; and extending the 
term of the contract to June 30, 1986. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0027 MR Accepting, on behalf of the City and County of San 
Francisco, a gift of a vintage trolley car from the 
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0028 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Public Utilities Commission 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$1,000,000.00 to implement Phase I of a three-year 
trolley coach rebuild program. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0029 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to request the Director of Property to appraise the 
142 acres of land located at the south end of 
Calaveras Reservoir and to commence negotiations for 
the acquisition of said property, subject to the 
approval of the Board of Supervisors and 
certification of the availability of funds. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0030 WD Authorizing the Water Department to enter into a 

contract with Systems & Computer Technology Resource 
Management Corporation for the purpose of developing 
and implementing the Water/Sewer Customer Information 
and Billing System, for an amount not to exceed 
$1,030,000.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



85-011 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0031 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, to execute an 
Agreement with Foster Engineering Inc. as a sole 
source for work required to satisfy Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission requirements for the Moccasin 
Low Head Power Plant, for a fee not to exceed 
$85,000.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0032 E Rejecting all bids received, for Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-847, Muni Metro Center, Construction 
of Track Crossovers and Related Work, and authorizing 
the readvertising of the contract under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-847R. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0033 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, to execute 
Amendment No. 5 to the Professional Services 
Agreement with Tudor Engineering Company for the 
Market Street Guideway Project, in an amount not to 
exceed $1,387,920.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0034 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept and expend $184,537.00 of State 
Transit Assistance funds for a pilot project to 
demonstrate the feasibility of improved inter-county 
coordination of door-to-door van and taxi services 
for disabled persons in San Francisco and San Mateo 
counties . 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0035 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Public Utilities Commission 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$65,114.00 to fund two new positions for the 
administration of the Transit Impact Development Fee 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 
85-012 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0036 EC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $10,995.00 to reclassify the existing 
position of Assistant Director, Bureau of Energy 
Conservation. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0037 CC Authorizing a five-year lease of 1.07 acres, more or 
less, of Water Department land located in San Mateo 
County to Charles J. Petrocchi for the purpose of 
maintaining a nursery, at an initial annual rental of 
$8,400.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0038 CC Authorizing a five-year lease of a 0.917 acre, more 
or less, of Water Department land located in San 
Mateo County to Petrocchi Brothers for the purpose of 
vehicular access and circulation to adjoining service 
station and carwash business, at an initial annual 
rental of $12,000.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0039 CC Authorizing a five-year lease of a 0.65 acre, more or 
less, of Water Department land, located in San Mateo 
County, to Rick O'Rourke dba Nickels Restaurant, for 
the purposes of operating a bar and restaurant, at an 
initial annual rental of $12,000.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0040 CC Authorizing the assignment of a right-of-way lease by 
Sunol Nurseries, Inc., to Sunol Christmas Tree Farm 
for twenty-five acres, more or less, of Water 
Department land located in Alameda County. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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85-013 



Report of the General Manager 

Federal Funding 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated 
that if the proposals which have been put forth by the Office of 
Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. are adopted, the Municipal 
Railway stands to lose approximately $40 million a year in capital 
and operating funds. He said that he has been in touch with our 
representatives in Washington, D.C. The industry as a whole is 
working through the American Public Transit Association to fight off 
these proposals. It appears that some cut or freeze is inevitable. 
He said that he would keep the Commission advised of the situation. 

$20.00 Fast Pass Marketing Program 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Community Affairs, announced that the 
marketing program for the $20.00 Fast Pass will begin this week with 
a television commercial that will be aired on Channels 4, 5 and 44. 
Packets of materials containing window posters, tags, notices and 
buttons are being distributed- to all Fast Pass outlets. Posters 
will be displayed in the Muni Metro stations. Operators will be 
informed of the program and will receive buttons to wear. There 
will be an ad in both the Chronicle and Examiner newspapers next 
Wednesday. The night before, $20.00 price tags will be placed over 
the fareboxes on all buses. He said that the entire program is 
designed to notify as many people as possible that the Fast Pass has 
been reduced from $24.00 to $20.00. 

Transport Workers Union, Local 250A 

Mr. Nothenberg announced that Mr. Samuel Walker had recently been 
elected President of the union. He said that he had worked with him 
in the past and looked forward to working with him again. 

********* 

Item No. 11 — Discussion of First Quarter 1984-85 Management by 
Objectives performance reports. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC, 

presented an overview of the Bureau of Engineering and Construction 

Management. He stressed the progress currently being made in 

reorganizing the Bureau and highlighted its major performance 
measures . 

********* 

Resolution No. 85-0037 — Authorizing a five-year lease of Water 
Department land to Charles J. Petrocchi. 

Mr. Nothenberg pointed out that this lease involves the policy issue 
of how the Commission wishes to handle the Municipal Railway 
right-of-way land in San Mateo County which is suitable for 
extension of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) service. He said that 
the options are: 1) to continue short-term leasing in anticipation 
that it will be used by BART; 2) to encumber it for a longer term 
thereby increasing the cash flow on the assumption that it will not 
be disposed of in fee; and 3) to declare it surplus and sell it. 

President Giraudo requested that discussion of the policy issue be 
calendared for another meeting. 



85-014 



On motion of Commissioner Barletta, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution Number 85-0037 was unanimously adopted. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:26 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



85-015 



Civic Center Documents 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 






MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Special Meeting 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 29, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DOCU 

SAW FRANCIbMJ 
Pimi.ir \ ipoapv 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



85-016 



Call to Order: 2:07 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0041 GM Approving budget proposals for fiscal year 1985-86. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0042 GM Approving Water Department Capital Improvement 
Program, 1985-86. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

Commissioner Sanger was excused at 4:10 P.M. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0043 GM Approving Hetch Hetchy Capital Improvement Program, 
1985-86. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0044 WD Approving collections in the amount of $20,253.11 for 
damage claims which the San Francisco Water 
Department has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
month of December 1984. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-017 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0045 MR Approving Debit Modifications Nos. 126 through 129 to 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-684, Rehabilitation 
of Cable Car Barn and Associated Trackway, for 
additional work at a cost of $16,998.00, 
Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0046 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to circulate a 
Request for Proposals to obtain a consultant to 
gather information on demand, ridership, and schedule 
adherence on Municipal Railway lines. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0047 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Public Utilities Commission 
supplemental appropiation in the amount of $68,605, 
and requesting the Controller to transfer funds from 
various appropiations for telephone services. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



******** 

Public Hearing — To consider budget proposals for fiscal year 
1985-86. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
presented the budget proposals using an overhead projector. He said 
that all figures used for personnel are prior to the annual salary 
standardization which will be incorporated automatically at a later 
time. 

Municipal Railway 

Mr. Nothenberg presented a budget of $211.5 million which represents 
an increase of $5.1 million, or 2.5% over the current year's 
budget. Of the $5.1 million increase, $3 million is for the 
continuing budget adjustments which are the new items in the current 
budget that are carried forward to next year's budget. Only $2.1 
million is for new programs. 



85-018 



Commissioner Lenvin expressed concern about the cost of the Historic 
Trolley Festival. She suggested reducing the service either by 
cutting the hours of operation or the number of days and using the 
savings for the Elderly and Handicapped Program. President Giraudo 
agreed that the Trolley Festival will require a great deal of money 
in a lean year in comparison to the need in other areas. 
Commissioner Flynn said that he has always pushed for neighborhood 
buses and still favors transporting people back and forth to work 
over the Trolley Festival. Commissioner Sanger said that although 
he has always supported the Trolley Festival he feels that 
consideration needs to be given to retreating from the concept 
proposed in this budget of expanding from a 5-day to a 7-day-a-week 
schedule. He suggested reducing or eliminating service on line 
8-MARKET during the hours the Festival will be in operation. 

President Giraudo opened the meeting for public comments. 

Mr. Jerry Peters, Chairman of the Paratransit Coordinating Council, 
urged the Commission to increase funding for paratransit. He said 
that 1,300 people are on the waiting list for the taxi program. He 
suggested increasing the discount fare to 10 cents and using the 
increase in revenue to fund paratransit. 

Mr. Rick Laubscher, representing the Chamber of Commerce as the 
volunteer project manager of the Historic Trolley Festival, stated 
that one of the purposes of operating the Trolley Festival seven 
days a week is to accurately determine projected demand for this 
kind of service. This information will be useful in planning for E 
and F line service. If savings must be achieved, he suggested 
retaining 7-day-a-week service and truncating the season after 
September . 

Mr. John Hepburn, representing the Transport Workers Union, Local 
250A, said that he did not see any money in the budget for changes 
in running time or recovery time. The union intends to work with 
the Operations Division on adjusting schedules. He said that money 
for this purpose is essential. 

Public testimony was closed. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to reduce the Historic Trolley Festival by 
$200,000, to authorize staff to identify the areas of reduction, and 
to add $200,000 to the Elderly and Handicapped program. President 
Giraudo seconded. On the question, Commissioner Giraudo and Lenvin 
voted "Aye", Commissioners Flynn, Sanger and Barletta voted "No". 
The motion failed. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to approve the budget and shift $100,000 
from the Historic Trolley Festival to increase services, to be 
specified in the future. Commissioner Flynn seconded. On the 
question, Commissioners Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger and Barletta voted 
"Aye", Commissioner Lenvin voted "No". 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to direct staff to allocate the $100,000 
to the Elderly and Handicapped program. President Giraudo 
seconded. On the question, Commissioners Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin and 
Barletta voted "Aye". Commissioner Sanger voted "No". 



85-019 



Water Department 

Mr. Nothenberg presented a budget of $69.6 million which assumes a 
10% increase in in-city rates and a reduction in the surplus of $3.1 
million. In addition the capital program for 1985-86 totals 
$29,658,010.00, of which over $14 million will be funded by bond 
revenues . 

President Giraudo asked for public comments. Hearing none, the 
public hearing was closed. The budget and capital improvement 
program were adopted as presented. It was agreed that discussion of 
the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy capital improvement programs 
for 1986-87 and beyond would be calendared at a later date. 

Hetch Hetchy 

Mr. Nothenberg presented a budget totaling $87.6 million, after the 
equity transfer to the General Fund of $50 million. The capital 
program totals $18,612,900 for the year. 

Commissioner Sanger was excused at 4:10 P.M. 

President Giraudo opened the public hearing. Receiving no response, 
the public hearing was closed. 

The Hetch Hetchy budget and capital improvement program were adopted 
as presented. 

PUC Bureaus 

Mr. Nothenberg presented a budget for the PUC Bureaus totaling 
$214,127,536. This budget will be funded by allocating the cost to 
the line departments. 

President Giraudo opened the public hearing. There being no 
response, the public hearing was closed. 

The budget for the PUC Bureaus was adopted as presented. 

******** 

Resolution No. 85-0046 — Authorizing circulation of a Request for 
Proposals to obtain a consultant to gather information on demand, 
ridership and schedule adherence on Municipal Railway lines. 

Commissioner Lenvin requested a report or presentation within the 
next six months on the information that has already been developed 
under the current contract. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON AN 
ATTORNEY-CLIENT MATTER: 4:46 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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^. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Commission Meeting Room, Main Library 
February 13, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



85-021 



Call to Order: 2:48 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of January 22 and special meeting 
of January 29, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 



85-0049 E Commending Howard Nott for his years of service with 
the City and County of San Francisco. 

Common Consent 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0050 MR Authorizing the General Manaer of Public Utilities to 
execute an Indefinite Loan Agreement for the transfer 
of 60 thirty-foot lengths of fifty-pound railroad 
track line to the Society for the Preservation of the 
Carter Rail Road. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0051 HH Adopting a revised schedule of rates for furnishing 
Hetch Hetchy electric power to private consumers and 
municipal departments. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0052 E Urging the Director of the Human Rights Commission to 
authorize the Public Utilities Commission to restrict 
bid participation for selected Public Utilities 
Commission contracts to certified MBE/WBE bidders or 
to joint ventures which include certified MBE/WBE 
firms . 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
85-022 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0048 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$60,734.99. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0053 C Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$119,715.51, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of January, 1985. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0054 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1906, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in 16th Street Between Guerrero and 

Folsom Streets. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0055 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 

HH-736, Old Moccasin Powerhouse-Seal Basement, in the 
amount of $59,750.00, to Sawyer/McCollum Construction 
Co. , Contractor . 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0056 MR Approving Debit Modifications Nos . 130 through 135 to 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-684, Rehabilitation 
of Cable Car Barn and Associated Trackway, for 
additional work at a cost of $23,186.80, 
Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-023 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0057 MR Approving Debit Modifications Nos. 61, 62 and 63 to 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-820, Rehabilitation 
of Cable Car Trackway, Mechanical Components, for 
additional work at a cost of $28,441.00, 
Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0058 MR Approving Debit Modifications Nos. 64 through 67 to 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-820, Rehabilitation 
of Cable Car Trackway, Mechanical Components, for 
additional work at a cost of $47,540.39, 
Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0059 MR Approving Debit Modifications Nos. 54 and 55 to 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-828, Rehabilitation 
of Cable Car Trackway, Hyde Street, for additional 
work at a cost of $74,970.00, W. R. Thomason, 
Contractor . 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0060 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 56 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-828, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Trackway, Hyde Street, for additional work at a 
cost of $8,500.00, W. R. Thomason, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0061 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 33 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-832, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Trackway, California Street West, for additional 
work at a cost of $5,189.00, Stacy & Witbeck, 
Contractor . 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-024 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0062 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Water and 
Power Contract No. HH-694, Replace and Paint Steel 
Trolley Poles, Various Locations, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $5,498.40; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 11 
calendar days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $8,588.00 to Abbett Electric Corporation, 
Contractor . 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0063 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1889, Excavation and Repaving for 
Water Service Trenches, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $8,530.70; authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delay of one working day; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $6,892.99 
to The Lowrie Paving Co., Inc., Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0064 WD Requesting the Controller to approve a Water 
Department transfer of funds in the amount of 
$15,802.58 to pay interest on claim of Lloyd's Bank 
of California. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0065 HH Requesting the Controller to approve a Hetch Hetchy 
Water and Power transfer of funds in the amount of 
$16,300.00 to repair leaks in the exterior walls and 
roofs of six Hetch Hetchy transit power substations 
in San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-025 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0066 MR Approving the transfer of $110,000.00 from Muni 

Facility Maintenance Miscellaneous Projects to the 
Army-Street Division Project for the completion of 
improvements at the Army-Street Division. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0067 MR Confirming an expansion in the scope of the emergency 
condition at 1401 Bryant Street to authorize repair 
work for an additional $70,000.00, for which funds 
are available in Municipal Railway's Miscellaneous 
Facilities Maintenance Fund. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

Vice President H. Welton Flynn was excused at 3:25 P.M. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0068 GM Approving the appointment made by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities of Thomas H. Poulas as the 
Manager, Bureau of Administration, effective February 
25, 1985. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0069 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-921-R, 
Woods Division, Furnish and Install New Bus Wash 
System, Modify Existing Water Recycling System, in 
the amount of $130,280.00, to Nibbi-Lowe, Contractor 
and approving a fund transfer in the amount of 
$16,280.00 from miscellaneous facilities maintenance 
reserves to supplement the project fund. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0070 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a three-party Agreement with the Turlock 
Irrigation District and the Pacific Gas and Electric 
Company for delivery of electric capacity and energy 
from Diamond S Ranch - Biocon I Joint Venture. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-026 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0071 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Public Utilities Commission 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$198,412.00 to fund the implementation of the Public 
Utilities Commission's conversion to the City's new 
centralized payroll system. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0072 EC Approving the inclusion of $743,000.00 for Energy 

Conservation projects in the FY 1985/86 Hetch Hetchy 
Water and Power Capital Improvement Program budget. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Resolution No. 85-0051 - Public Hearing — Adopting a revised 
schedule of rates for Hetch Hetchy power. 

Mr. Theodore Chung, Senior Electrical Engineer, said that the 
proposed revision of rates would produce a 16 percent increase in 
revenue to the City or $30,000 more per month. The increase in 
power rates as authorized by the California Public Utilities 
Commission is a result of the increased use of expensive fuels to 
produce power during a drier year. It has been the City's policy to 
remain competitive with the rates prevailing in the area. 

President Giraudo opened the meeting for public comments. There 
being no response, the public hearing was closed. 

Resolution No. 85-0051 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 85-0052 — Urging the Director of the Human Rights 
Commission to authorize the Public Utilities Commission to restrict 
bid participation for selected contracts to certified MBE/WBE 
bidders or to joint ventures which include certified MBE/WBE forms. 
(A transcript of this item is made a part of these minutes.) 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Director MBE/Contract Compliance, said that the 
Public Utilities Commission's implementation plan for Ordinance 
139-84 was approved by the Human Rights Commission. The plan 
indicated that we would be able to meet the 10% MBE set-aside and 
the 2% WBE set-aside if we were allowed to manage our contracts in a 
certain fashion. He also stated that while the 30% MBE goal would 
be met, there would be some difficulty in meeting the 10% WBE goal. 
The 



85-027 



position of the Human Rights staff has been that set-asides would 
only be used as a last resort, that is, in the fourth quarter. This 
resolution would request the use of set-asides early in the year. 

******** 

Item No. 12 — Discussion of 1984 Management Letter 

Mr. Nothenberg said that this matter was calendared so that the 
Commission could discuss issues raised by the auditors during the 
annual audit. Our department will respond to the Controller's 
Office. A formal response will be made by the Controller to the 
main auditors for the City. 

Mr. John Callan of Main Hurdman said that this is the fourth year 
the firm has audited the Municipal Railway. He said that the firm 
has been working with the City to improve accounting procedures 
which included conducting a series of training classes. 

Commissioner Sanger questioned the insurance coverage and suggested 
that staff explore coverage for earthquake and other perils which 
might result in significant loss. Mr. Nothenberg said that the 
City's Risk Manager would review our coverage. 

******** 

Resolution No. 85-0072 — Approving the inclusion of Energy 
Conservation projects in the 1985-86 Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Capital Improvement Program budget. 

Commissioner Barletta moved approval with the stipulation that the 
$83,000 Candlestick Park Project will not be undertaken unless staff 
has an assurance that the payback period will be within reasonable 
limits. Commissioner Sanger seconded, and the resolution was 
unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Item No. 18 — Discussion of Municipal Railway right-of-way property 
located in San Mateo County. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he is of the opinion that the City 
will continue to preserve the right of way for future expansion of 
rapid transit. He said that his concern has been improving the 
yield while we wait. 

Mr. Jeff Slater of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, said 
that the Peninsula Mass Transit Study is currently considering 
several transportation projects, including the Bay Area Rapid 
Transit (BART) extension to the airport along the Municipal Railway 
right of way. Under the current schedule, nothing could happen 
within the next five years. Construction could possibly start 
within ten years. 

Ms. Karen Wallsten of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, said that 
extension to the airport is in the first phase of the BART plan. 
The usual timing is if the alternatives analysis were to start 
immediately it would take two years, then one year for preliminary 
engineering and final environmental impact statement, one year for 
final design and right-of-way acquisition, then three years for 
construction. A total of seven years to completion after funding is 
available. 



85-028 



Commissioner Sanger said that in his experience he has not seen a 
project which has been completed on that time schedule. He 
suggested offering leases for twenty years, with possible 
termination after ten years if the land is needed for rapid 
transit. That way the bidder assumes the risk of termination. 



******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:55 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 26, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

.Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



85-030 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of February 13, 1985 were 
approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 



85-0073 F Accepting gifts to the Muni Awards Program totaling 
$35,425.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0074 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$48,000.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0075 WD Approving collections in the amount of $2,998.10 for 
damage claims which the San Francisco Water 
Department has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
month of January 1985, and write-off debts in the 
amount of $586.93. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0076 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
$894.30 and collections in the amount of $7,111.25 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of January 1985. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-031 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0077 HH Rejecting the sole bid received, for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-735, Potrero and Presidio Yards, 
Control Cable Replacement and Related Work, and 
authorizing the advertising of the contract under 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-735R. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0078 MR Rejecting all bids received, for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-907-R, Presidio Division, Shop 
Heating and Ventilation Modification, and authorizing 
the readvertising of the contract under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-907-R2. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0079 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1911, San 
Andreas Cottage Replacement, in the amount of 
$85,000.00, to JM Construction, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0080 HH Approving no-cost Modification No. 1 to Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-732, Moccasin-Newark Transmission 
Line, Paint Towers, to extend the completion date of 
the contract from February 20, 1985 to June 30, 1985, 
due to climatological conditions, Jeffco Painting and 
Coating, Inc., Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0081 GM Approving Water Department Capital Improvement 
Program, 1986-87 through 1990-91. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-032 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0082 GM Approving Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Capital 
Improvement Program, 1986-87 through 1990-91. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0083 WD Commending Harry W. Tracy for his 45 years of service 
to the City and County of San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0084 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors that the position of Water Quality 
Division Manager be filled immediately. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0085 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an Agreement with the County of San Mateo 
granting said county permission to extend an 8' x 7' 
concrete box culvert across City's pipeline 
right-of-way easement between Collins Avenue and 
Serramonte Boulevard in San Mateo County, at a cost 
to the City not to exceed $90,000.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0086 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

request proposals, and to select and recommend to 
this Commission a consulting firm to provide the 
required engineering services for studying the 
corrosion problems and designing the proper cathodic 
protection systems for Bay Division Pipelines 1 and 2. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-033 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0087 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept and 
expend $945,179.00 of Transportation Development Act, 
Article 4.5 funds for community paratransit services 
in Fiscal Year 1985-86. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0088 EC Accepting work performed by BTU Consultants for the 

provision of heating plant optimization of 40 boilers 
and furnaces at 23 City-owned facilities as 
satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final 
payment to BTU Consultants in the amount of 
$15,000.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0089 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into Professional Services Agreements with 
Danville Research, Information Systems Associates, 
and C. G. Computer Services for periods not to exceed 
24 months or in amounts not to exceed $30,000.00, 
$95,000.00, and $40,000.00, respectively, for the 
purpose of obtaining data processing expertise 
relative to the new City-wide Payroll/Personnel 
System scheduled to be implemented at PUC in October 
1985. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 

Commission . 

******** 

Resolution No. 85-0078 - Rejecting all bids for MR-907-R, and 
authorizing readver tisement . 

Mr. Edward Pearson, Deputy General Manager, Facilities Maintenance, 
requested that the item be pulled from the calendar due to an error 
in the bid submitted by the apparent low bidder. He said that staff 
would return with a recommended award after reviewing the second and 
third low bidders for compliance with the minority business 
enterprise provisions of the contract. 



85-034 



Commissioner Sanger questioned the discrepancy between the staff 
estimate for the cost of the work and the amounts bid by all 
contractors other than GSE, the low bidder. Mr. Pearson replied 
that it was his belief that it was a poor time of the year to let a 
contract for heating work. 

Mr. Jeffery Berger, attorney for GSE Construction Company, Inc., 
urged the Commission to reject all bids. He said that GSE requested 
to withdraw from the contract due to a $14,000 error in the bid 
submitted by their subcontractor. The firm wants to perform the 
work but doesn't want to be stuck for the subcontractor's error. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to reject all bids and authorize 
readvertisement . Commissioner Lenvin seconded. Resolution No. 
85-0078 was unanimously adopted. 

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Resolution No. 85-0082 - Adopting the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Capital Improvement Program, 1986-87 through 1990-91. 

Regarding the Van Ness Avenue-Improve Street Lighting Systems 
project, Commissioner Sanger pointed out that the Commission has not 
determined the type of lighting and poles to be used for this 
project. Therefore, he requested that reference to path-of-gold 
type poles be deleted. 

Commissioner Lenvin questioned the fact that the Kirkwood Penstock - 
Alternatives Project was only funded for the first year. Mr. Coffey 
replied that funds are budgeted for a study and for preparation of 
plans and specifications. In the event something happened to the 
penstock there would be ample time to appropriate additional funds. 
On the other hand, if the penstock became stabilized, this project 
would not go forward. 

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Item No. 12 - Regarding a proposed contract with Rudolph Metzner, 
doing business as the Water and Energy Management Company. 

Commissioner Sanger raised the question of a potential overlap in 
the work to be performed under this contract and the work Mr. 
Metzner is doing for the City Attorney's Office in monitoring the 
water settlement agreement. 

Commissioner Flynn requested a continuance of this item pending 
receipt of a scope of services to be performed under this contract 
and also a scope of the work remaining under the City Attorney's 
contract . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:40 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

1:30 P.M. 

March 12, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



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DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 1:38 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Commissioner John Sanger, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Commissioner Joseph Barletta arrived at 1:45 P.M. 

Absent: Vice President H. Welton Flynn 



The Minutes of the regular meeting of February 26, 1985 were 
approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0090 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$62,000.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0091 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$106,464.15, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of February, 1985 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0092 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$1,068.62 and collections in the amount of $2,798.57 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of February 1985. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0093 MR Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in the 
amount of $85,000.00 in favor of Josephine Campagna 
and George J. Engler, Esq., for settlement of a claim 
against the San Francisco Water Department. 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 
85-037 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0094 WD Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in the 
amount of $9,000.00 in favor of Antonina Pushkarow 
and Harvey Goldfine, Esq., for the settlement of a 
claim against the San Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0095 WD Approving the Department of Public Works 1 proposal 

for lighting Florida Street, between 16th and Alameda 
Streets, with the provision that construction 
methods, component selection and other details meet 
with the approval of the Bureau of Light, Heat and 
Power . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0096 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1916, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Clipper Street between Castro and 
Dolores Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0097 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 136 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-684, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Barn and Associated Trackway, for additional work 
at a cost of $74,500.00, Tutor-Sal iba , Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0098 MR Approving Debit Modifications Nos. 137 through 141 to 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-684, Rehabilitation 
of Cable Car Barn and Associated Trackway, for 
additional work at a cost of $47,429.00, 
Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



85-038 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0099 MR Approving Debit Modifications Nos . 55 through 62 to 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-831, Rehabilitation 
of Cable Car Trackway, Washington and Mason Streets, 
for additional work at a cost of $73,723.00, 
Underground-Railco Multi, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0100 MR Approving Credit Modification No. 34, in the amount 
of $34,222.00, to Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-832, Rehabilitation of Cable Car Trackway, 
California Street West, to modify the scope of work, 
Stacy & Witbeck, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0101 MR Approving Credit Modification No. 27, in the amount 
of $36,182.00, to Municipal Railway Contract Mo. 
MR-833, Rehabilitation of Cable Car Trackway, 
California East, to modify the scope of work, Stacy & 
Witbeck, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0102 P Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Amendment No. 1 to an Agreement with the 
San Francisco Community College District, which 
extends the term of this Agreement from September 30, 
1984 to January 29, 1985, in order to complete the 
last cycle of instruction of the 9163 Career 
Development Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0103 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1904, Maintenance and Improvements to 
Building - Painting 425 Mason street, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $575.43; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $1,655.23 
to Bill Wright Painting & Decorating, Inc., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 
85-039 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0104 GM Commending Harold H. Geissenheimer for his 

professional achievements and dedicated public 
service to the Municipal Railway and the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin 

Commissioner Joseph Barletta arrived at 1:45 P.M. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0105 WD Authorizing the Acting General Manager and Chief 
Engineer of the Water Department to negotiate and 
execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
Rudolph Metzner, doing business as the Water and 
Energy Management Company, for certain specialized 
work related to water supply systems, with the term 
of the contract to be to June 30, 1986, for an amount 
not to exceed $50,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0106 WD Authorizing the Director of Property to acquire 142 
acres of land located at the south end of Calaveras 
Reservoir from Manuel F. and Virginia E. Cunha for 
the sum of $700,000.00, plus all normal closing costs 
not to exceed an additional $5,000.00; and requesting 
the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors a 
Water Department supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $705,000.00 to fund this acquisition. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0107 MR Authorizing the Deputy General Manager of Equipment 
Maintenance, Municipal Railway, to circulate a 
Request for Proposals to identify firms to provide 
transit equipment engineering consulting services, 
for a total amount not to exceed $290,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-040 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0108 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
Xodex Enterprises, Ltd. to provide the collection and 
analysis of ridership and schedule adherence data, 
for an amount not to exceed $200,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0109 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify an 

Agreement with Williams and Lane for the repair of 
five torsionally failed transmissions, increasing the 
amount of the Agreement from $72,734.00 to an amount 
not to exceed $90,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



In Executive Session, on motion of Lenvin, seconded 
by Sanger, the following resolution was adopted: 

85-0110 FM Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Improvement Corporation (SFMRIC) to provide support 
for settlement of claims, contract change orders, and 
additional construction management services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0111 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, to execute 
Amendment No. 4 to the Professional Services 
Agreement with O 1 Br ien-Kreitzberg & Associates, Inc., 
for project management support services for the Cable 
Car System Rehabilitation Program, for an amount not 
to exceed $428,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0112 E Approving additional funding in the amount of 

$32,305.64 for emergency work performed under the 
Market Street Trolley Overhead Rehabilitation 
Project, Underground Transit Power Facilities; 
approving Debit Modification of Contract No. 1 in the 
amount of $41,185.64; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $48,154.34 to Abbett Electric 
Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

85-041 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0113 E Authorizing an increase in the amount of the 

expenditure for the study of noise and structural 
problems associated with the new cable car system 
from $80,000.00 to $125,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0114 P Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to execute a Personal Services Agreement with the San 
Francisco Community College District to provide 
instructional services for the development of Public 
Utilities Commission employees, for an amount not to 
exceed $40,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0115 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with 
Goldf arb-Wasson Associates, Inc., for technical 
consulting services in connection with the 
implementation of a new Vehicle Maintenance System 
for the Municipal Railway, for a period not to exceed 
16 months, and for an amount not to exceed $96,000.00 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0116 GM Approving a Muni Curb and Island Stop Relocation Plan 
for Market Street between Eighth and Fremont Streets, 
and authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to conduct a nine-month trial operation of 
four-lane Muni service along the above-stated segment 
of Market Street commencing July 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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85-042 



Resolution No. 85-0106 -- Regarding acquisition of 142 acres of land 
located at the south end of Calaveras Reservoir. 

Commissioner Sanger questioned the $700,000 purchase price for this 
property. Mr. Wally Wortman, Director of Property, replied that a 
choice 20-acre site nearby recently sold for $265,000.00. This 
property could be subdivided into four parcels, one valued at 
$250,000 and the other three at $150,000 each. He added that the 
owner has another offer which is valued at $750,000, but it would 
take 3-4 months to consummate. Commissioner Sanger asked why the 
department wanted to control the property if only four homes could 
be built on it. Mr. Arthur Jensen, Acting General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, San Francisco Water Department, replied that disposal of 
waste would be a problem if homes were built on the property since 
there is no sewer in the area and the use of pesticides and 
herbicides would impact water quality if the land were used for 
agricultural purposes. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved, Commissioner Sanger seconded, approval of 
the acquisition of this property 

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Item No. 12 — Regarding the issuance of permits to use a portion of 
the cable car barn for private parties. 

Commissioner Lenvin cited several areas in the proposed permit which 
she felt did not provide adequate protection for the City. This 
item was continued for redrafting of the permit language. 

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Item No. 14 -- Regarding a proposed contract for engineering 
services to evaluate and redesign the cable car brake system. 

Commissioner Sanger pointed out that there have been many studies of 
the cable car brake system in the past. He said that he would 
prefer to set a limit on a first phase analysis that compiles the 
existing materials that have been developed and identifies what is 
missing in those studies. He said that this contract should be in 
phases . 

This matter was continued for redrafting of the scope of services. 

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Item No. 22 — Regarding a proposed contract for financial, 
technical and tax advisory services for third party financing of 
energy conservation projects. 

This matter was continued for information concerning specific 
proposals for third party financing. 

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Item No. 26 -- Second quarter performance reviews. 

Each of the managers reported on the performance objectives for 
their unit and responded to questions by the Commission. 

Water Department 

Mr. Arthur Jensen reported that implementation of the Metcalf & Eddy 
recommendations and the Suburban Water Rate Agreement is continuing 
according to schedule. 

85-043 



Mr. John Mullane, Manager Commercial Division, reported an increase 
in the savings resulting from sorting mail by zip code. Delinquent 
accounts were within the target range during the second quarter but 
have increased substantially in January and February due to the 
funding problems of the Housing Authority. He said that the Housing 
Authority is currently five months in arrears. The Water Department 
has offered to implement a pilot water conservation program for 
them. A similar program for the Salvation Amy resulted in a 50% 
reduction in water consumption. The estimated annual savings for 
the Housing Authority is $750,000.00. However, such a program would 
require a substantial commitment from the Housing Authority in 
personnel for inspections and repairs, and materials and supplies. 

Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager, presented the unit managers who 
reported on specific performance measures for their units. 

Mr. Theodore Chung, Deputy General Manager, reported that a task 
force had been formed to write instruction manuals for the 
maintenance and operation of equipment used by the department. 
Completion of the manual is targeted for the end of the year. 

The meeting was recessed from 3:35 P.M. to 3:45 P.M. 

Municipal Railway 

Mr. Paul Toliver, Acting General Manager, presented the report for 
the Operations Division. Schedule adherence on both motor coach and 
trolley coach lines was on target. Schedule adherence for Metro 
operations was below the target due to three track replacement 
projects which had an impact on on-time performance. 

He said that the major obstacle facing the Field Support unit is the 
lack of transit operators to provide scheduled service. This 
disparity between the number of authorized driving drivers versus 
the scheduled service impacts almost every performance measure used 
to gauge the Operations Division's progress. However, Muni did 
provide approximately 98.5% of scheduled service compared to the 
target of 99.5%. Regarding accidents, the measure of avoidable 
accidents this year compared to avoidable accidents for the same 
period last year was lower. But, the total number of accidents per 
million miles was higher. Because of the increase in the number of 
accidents, specific changes are being implemented, including 
physically re-engineering terminals, placing signs in key locations 
and reemphasizing accident retraining. 

In the second and third quarters of 1984-85, the Operations Division 
undertook an unscheduled project of training additional drivers on 
the new articulated coach in order to provide articulated service 
during the spring and summer baseball season. This increase in 
operator training and the previously mentioned accident retraining 
could negatively impact some of Field Support's future performance 
reports . 

Ms. Ann Branston, Deputy General Manager, Equipment Maintenance, 
reported that equipment availability and reliability targets had 
been met with one exception. To date, the Municipal Railway has 
received 99 of 100 new MAN coaches and 180 of 180 Flyers. The focus 
of the department is now on preventative maintenance and servicing. 

In the light rail vehicle fleet, Ms. Branston said that a milestone 
of 1400 miles per defect had been reached. This is a 75% improve- 
ment over 2 years ago. Also, hard seats have been put in 100 of the 
130 light rail vehicles. 



85-044 



Mr. Edward Pearson, Deputy General Manager, Facilities Maintenance, 
said that the department is focusing on deferred maintenance and has 
identified funding for 40 projects. 



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Special Order of Business - 4:30 P.M. 
Joint Meeting with Director of Public Works 

Public Hearing - Resolution No. 85-0116 — Adopting a Muni Curb and 
Island Stop Relocation Plan for Market Street between Eight and 
Fremont Streets 

Mr. Richard Evans, Assistant to the Director of Public Works, 
represented the Director in this hearing. 

Mr. Lee Knight of the Public Utilities Planning and Development 
staff presented the plan with the use of street design drawings. He 
said that implementation of the plan would distribute Municipal 
Railway stops on Market Street so that half are curb stops and the 
other half are island stops. All lines going to the East Bay 
Terminal will have curb stops and those lines going to the Ferry 
Building will have island stops. Staff is proposing a nine-month 
trial of four lane transit on Market Street beginning in July, after 
the overhead project has been completed. 

Mr. Bernard Averbuch, Executive Director of the Market Street 
Project, stated that one of his major concerns was notification of 
the people affected. He said that the Commission's staff worked 
with the citizens group for several months to refine the plan. At 
this time there is still a problem which has not yet been resolved 
in the 600 block of Market Street. One of the alternatives would 
require removal of three trees. He said that he would campaign 
against any proposal that would remove any trees. The other area of 
concern is in front of the Yerba Buena Gardens at Grant Avenue and 
Market Street. Olympia & York, the developer, has submitted its 
concerns by letter. Mr. Averbuch said that he supports their 
position and recommendations. 

Mr. John Hynes, representing the San Francisco Taxicab Drivers 
Alliance, said that the Alliance's main concern is for the City to 
consider taxicabs as a vital mode of transportation. He favored 
restricting Market Street to buses, taxicabs, commercial vehicles 
and emergency vehicles, or limiting it to high occupancy vehicles, 
and banning single occupancy vehicles. 

Mr. Bruce Marshall, representing the Muni Coalition, suggested 
converting Market Street to a transit mall similar to what exists in 
Portland, Oregon. He urged the Commission to support the proposed 
plan. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, supported the 
proposed stop relocation plan. He also supported the concept of 
making Market Street an auto free street. 

Mr. Amos Roos suggested better signage for the automobile driver. 

The public hearing was closed. 

Mr. Evans said that the Department of Public Works has three 
concerns: 1) the problems created by mid-block crossings; 
2) blocking of the street by locating curb stops and island stops 
opposite each other; and 3) placing crosswalks within a short 
distance of one another. He supported the trial period so that 
these concerns can be worked out. He said that he is prepared to 
recommend to the Director of Public Works that we proceed with the 
test period. 

85-045 



On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin, 
Resolution No. 85-0116 was unanimously adopted. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:20 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

March 26, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DOCUMENTS E 

1985 

Pmq, £ R ANCISCO 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



85-047 



Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of March 12, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 



85-0117 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$153,014.05. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

;5-0119 WD Approving write-offs in the amount of $16,928.33 
against reserve for uncollectible accounts, San 
Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0120 WD Approving amendment of Rules and Regulations, Public 
Utilities Commission Revolving Fund, Rule 6, Section 
F, transferring $100 from the Water Department's main 
revolving fund to create a $100 petty-cash fund 
entrusted to the Water Quality Division; and 
requesting the Controller's concurrence in the 
amendment . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0121 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1748, Lake Merced Pump Station, 
Standby Power Facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



85-048 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0122 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1909, Lake Merced Pump Station, 
Installation of City Furnished Butterfly Valves. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0123 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 2 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-698, Operators' Restrooms, 
for additional work at a cost of $29,085.97, Marshall 
Builders, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0124 WD Setting the date of Tuesday, April 23, 1985, at 2:00 
P.M., in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, 
California, for a public hearing to consider 
proposals for rate increases and additional charges 
for water service and water supplied by the San 
Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0125 GM Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to 

contract with a security firm for the provision of 
security personnel for the period of July 1, 1985 to 
June 30, 1986. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0126 MR Accepting, on behalf of the City and County of San 
Francisco, a gift of a vintage trolley car from the 
Borough Council of Blackpool, England. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



85-049 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0127 HH Approving a fund transfer in the amount of $49,585.00 
from PUC Services to the Controller to fund the cost 
of software development required to complete the 
interface of the inventory Control System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0128 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 

to issue a Request for Qualifications for a financial 
advisor in the issuance of Water Department revenue 
bonds . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0129 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1921, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk 
Openings for the San Francisco Water Department for 
the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1986. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0130 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation, 

through the Director of Purchasing, to negotiate and 
execute a Professional Services Agreement with Carnot 
Associates, in joint venture with Kuhn and Kuhn 
Industrial Energy Consultants, for the provision of 
financial, technical and tax advisory services for 
third party financing of energy conservation 
projects, for an amount not to exceed $9,800.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Old Business 

Commissioner Sanger requested a copy of the appraisal of the 
Calaveras property which the Commission approved for acquisition. 



85-050 



Report of the General Manager 

Fast Pass Sales 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that Fast Pass sales increased 41%, to 89,980 in February, following 
the price reduction and marketing campaign. During the same period, 
cash fares were down 38%. Nevertheless, annual fare revenue is 
slightly ahead of projections. 

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Item No. 9 — Second Quarter Performance Reports. 

Engineering and Construction Management 

Mr. Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, stated that 
one of the key elements in the strategy for improving services to 
the departments is recruiting new project and division managers. He 
said that the Bureau has been successful in obtaining seven new 
project managers and three new division managers. Another area of 
concern has been that projects are behind schedule. Mr. Jed said 
that the Bureau is dealing with that and has structured management 
so that it is responding to revised schedules. He introduced the 
division managers, who described the function of their areas. 

Financial Management 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance said that the 
Bureau worked on two unscheduled projects during the second 
quarter. The first was assisting the Bureau of Personnel and 
Training in position tracking; and the other was assisting the 
Municipal Railway, Facilities Maintenance, in developing a project 
or task management program. 

Management information Systems 

Mr. Johannes Loffeld, Manager, Bureau of Management Information 
Systems, reported that the Bureau continued its level of stability 
in delivery of reports and operating within an acceptable level of 
"down time . ■ 

Personnel and Training 

Ms. Andrea Gourdine, Manager, Bureau of Personnel and Training, said 
that the Bureau finalized its organizational structure in December, 
resulting in four basic units: Operations, Affirmative Action/EEO, 
Examinations, and Training. In addition, the Deputy Manager, Ms. 
Nora Rios Reddick, and a Departmental personnel Officer, Mr. Keith 
Bunch, were hired during the second quarter. A primary goal of the 
Bureau has been to establish a position control system. She 
reported that a position control system has been developed and is in 
its last stages of departmental review. 

Energy Conservation 

Mr. Joseph Johnson, Manager, Bureau of Energy Conservation, reported 
that personnel from the Department of City Planning will be merged 
into the Bureau by April 15, 1985. As a result, the Bureau will 
assume several projects from the Department of City Planning which 
will be funded through third party financing and grants. 



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Claims and Contracts 

Ms. Mathea Falco, Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, said that 
both the number of incoming claims and the amount of money spent to 
settle claims are down from previous years. One of the major goals 
of the Bureau has been to reduce the backlog of cases. Now, almost 
all of the information is accessible through a computer. She said 
that following the automation of the data base she hopes to show a 
dramatic drop in cases by the end of the year. 

Regarding real estate, she reported that the Bureau is working with 
the Department of Real Estate to get appraisals and to seek the 
Commission's approval for disposition of property either in long 
term commercial leases or through sale. 

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Room 282, City Hall 

10:30 A.M. 

April 9, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice president 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
1AAY7 1985 

SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 10:40 A.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Absent: Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of March 26, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 



15-0131 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$78,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0132 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$108,882.09, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of March 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0133 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$2,725.74 and collections in the amount of $19,908.08 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of March 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0134 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Water and power Contract No. HH-721, Moccasin Low 
Head Power Plant - Powerhouse. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



85-054 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0135 MR Awarding Municipal Railway contract No. MR-847R, Muni 
Metro Center, Construction of Track Crossovers and 
Related Work, in the amount of $474,197.00, to 
Comstock Engineering, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0136 MR Approving Debit/Credit Modifications Nos . 142 through 
145 to Municipal Railway contract No. MR-684, 
Rehabilitation of Cable Car Barn and Associated 
Trackway, for additional work at a cost of $8,868.41, 
Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0137 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 68 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-829, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Trackway, Hyde Street Loop, for additional work 
at a cost of $149,459.00, Underground Contruction 
Inc . , Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0138' MR Approving Debit Modification No. 5 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-843, Improvements to Motor 
Coach Facility, Army Street, Phase II, for additional 
work at a cost of $34,835.00, Petroleum Engineering, 
Inc . , Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0139 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1891, Excavation and Repaving for 
Water Service Trenches, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $11,146.00; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 11 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $10,070.05 
to B & L Construction, a Joint Venture, contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



85-055 



85-0140 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway to deliver on a permanent loan basis electric 
headway recorders to the Bay Area Electric Railway 
Association, for their preservation and historical 
display at the California Railway Museum. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0141 EC Authorizing final payment in the amount of $5,250.00 
to Newcomb Anderson Associates, Contractor, for the 
provision of an Energy Audit and Cogeneration 
Feasibility Study of the Civic Center Power Plant and 
Distribution System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0142 GM Requesting that the Board of Supervisors approve an 
amendment to the Cooperative Agreement dated May 1, 
1980 relating to Southern Pacific commute service and 
participation of the City and County of San Francisco 
therein. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0143 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$2,505,000.00 to fund the purchase of additional 
supplementary power. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0144 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend up to $39.4 million 
in the form of Transportation Development Act Article 
3 and Article 4 funds, State Transit Assistance 
funds, and AB1107 half-cent sales tax funds for 
1985-86 Municipal Railway operations and capital 
improvements . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commiss ion . 

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85-056 



Resolution No. 85-0142 — Requesting the Board of Supervisors to 
approve an amendment to the Cooperative Agreement dated May 1, 1980 
relating to Southern Pacific commute service and participation of 
the City and County of San Francisco therein. 

Mr. Rudy Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated 
that the proposed amendment is to a multi-party agreement between 
the City, CalTrans, SamTrans and the Santa Clara County Transit 
District. The amendment covers two main issues of importance to the 
Public Utilities Commission - insurance coverage for newly ordered 
passenger cars and the reimbursement rate. 

Regarding the insurance, Mr. Nothenberg said that Southern Pacific 
is unwilling to accept solely the property liability risk on new 
cars. CalTrans has agreed to accept this risk, and Mr. Nothenberg 
has been assured that none of the other signatories to the agreement 
will increase their exposure as a result. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the change in the reimbursement rate to 
Southern Pacific provides an incentive program for Southern Pacific, 
so that there is a benefit derived from the new locomotives that 
CalTrans purchased. Absent that incentive program, CalTrans would 
not necessarily reap the benefits of the new equipment. This 
amendment shares the benefits between the transit operators and 
Southern Pacific and has the promise, at least, of reducing the 
City's commitment to the commute service which, this year, is 
approximately $394,000.00. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the City Attorney's office has reviewed 
these amendments and sees no difficulty with them. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he had no problem with the amendments 
as described. He asked Mr. Nothenberg if he was sure that the 
amendments themselves provided that the increased costs of insurance 
coverage and increased reimbursement rates would be borne totally by 
CalTrans . 

Mr. Nothenberg replied in the affirmative and asked Mr. Joe Browne, 
Deputy Director of Construction and Peninsula Commute, CalTrans, for 
confirmation. 

Mr. Browne replied that Mr. Nothenberg was correct. 

Mr. 0. J. Solander, attorney for CalTrans, said that the City would 
continue to be fully indemnified for equipment liability. Costs of 
damage to equipment are to be borne by CalTrans where Southern 
Pacific is not at fault. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the amendment provides that CalTrans 
will bear the reimbursement rate cost of any increases paid to 
Southern Pacific. 

Mr. Nothenberg replied that the new equipment will produce some 
savings and they want to split these with Southern Pacific. There 
will be no increased cost to the City. 

On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin, 
Resolution No. 85-0142 was unanimously adopted. 

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Dianne Feinstein 
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Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

April 23, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hecch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Gail Johnson 
Acting Secretary 



85-058 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Absent: Commissioner John Sanger and Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of April 9, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the secretary of 
the Public utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Giraudo, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive Session 



85-0145 HH Approving City's version of proposed interim 

agreements with the Modesto and Turlock Irrigation 
Districts for the sale of electric energy and related 
agreements . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0146 FM Approving the appointment made by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities of Louis Tucciarone as the 
Manager, Bureau of Performance Monitoring. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

85-0147 CC Approving the lease between G. Armanino and Sons, 

Inc. and City and county of San Francisco, operating 
by and through the Public Utilities Commission, and 
approving a sublease between Mission Valley Rock Co. 
and G. Armanino and Sons, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0148 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
select the California Environmental internship 
Program as the consultant to provide the required 
services, and to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Agreement through the Director of Purchasing, 

Vote: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 
85-059 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0149 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-730R, Replace, Repair and Paint 
Trolley Poles. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0150 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-853, Central Control Building, 
Architectural Improvements. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0151 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-907-R2, 
Presidio Division Shop Heating and Ventilation 
Modification, in the amount of $138,000.00, to 
O'Keeffe Mikumo Company, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0152 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1905R, 

8-inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Fell Street 
between Baker and Polk Streets, in the amount of 
$690,800.00, to Homer J. Olsen, Inc., West Bay 
Contractors-Engineers, Inc., & F. Ferrando and Co., A 
J . V. , Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0153 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1906, 

8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 16th Street 
between Guerrero and Folsom Streets, in the amount of 
$271,280.00, to E. Mitchell, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



85-060 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0154 MR Approving Credit Modification No. 68 to adjust funds, 
in the amount of $19,131.43, to Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-820, Rehabilitation of Cable Car 
Trackway, Mechanical Components, Tutor-Saliba, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0155 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 69 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-820, Cable car 
Rehabilitation, Mechanical Components, for additional 
work at a cost of $3,833.00, to Tutor-Saliba, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0156 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 70 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-820, Cable Car 
Rehabilitation, Mechanical Components, for additional 
work at a cost of $2,223.00, to Tutor-Saliba, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0157 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 71 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-820, Cable Car 
Rehabilitation, Mechanical Components, for additional 
work at a cost of $9,802.00, to Tutor-Saliba, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0158 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 72 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-820, Cable Car 
Rehabilitation, Mechanical Components, for additional 
work at a cost of $39,342.00, to Tutor-Saliba, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



85-061 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0159 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-698, Reconstruct Manholes-Mission Street, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $4,251.22; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $4,133.78 
to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0160 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-842, Improvements, Motor Coach 
Facility, Army Street, Phase I, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
1-A in the amount of $1,021.54; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 8 
calendar days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $500.00, to Van-Mulder Sheet Metal, Inc., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0161 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1884, Anchor Pipes in Calaveras and 
San Andreas (#2) Tunnel, Alameda and San Mateo 
Counties, as satisfactorily completed; authorizing 
an extension of time for unavoidable delays of 10 
working days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $24,033.04 to Pacific General Engineering, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0162 FM Authorizing the payment of a 25-cent commission to 

authorized vendors of Cable Car Resident Coupon Books, 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



85-062 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0163 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a permanent loan agreement with Chabot 
College for the loan of specified surplus radio and 
electronics equipment. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0164 MR Approving Modification No. 3 to an Agreement with the 
Human Resources Corporation, inc., for the provision 
of Paratransit Broker and related services, for the 
period of May 1, 1985 to June 30, 1986, for the 
amount of $3,883,189.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0165 MR Authorizing minor route revision in outbound 
26-VALENCIA service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0166 FM Requesting the Board of Supervisors to amend Chapter 
10 of the San Francisco Administrative Code by adding 
Section 10.109-7 relating to the establishment and 
administration of a Public Utilities Awards Fund. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0167 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 1 to a Professional 
Services Agreement with Touche-Ross, for analytical 
and auditing services, to increase the amount to a 
sum not to exceed $125,000.00, and to extend the 
expiration date to June 30, 1986. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



85-063 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0168 CC Authorizing a 10-year lease of 1.36 acres of Water 
Department pipeline right-of-way land, located in 
Santa Clara county, to the Western Pacific Railroad 
Company, for the purpose of parking and landscaping. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0169 CC Declaring that certain 0.8 acre of City-owned land 
being a portion of Parcel 69, Alameda County Lands, 
in Pleasanton, surplus to the needs of the Water 
Department, and authorizing the Director of Property 
to prepare the necessary legislation for its sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0170 CC Authorizing the City Attorney to stipulate to a 

judgment of Condemnation Action No. 55397-5 as filed 
by the City of Pleasanton for the acquisition of an 
easement within a portion of City-owned land being 
Parcel 69, Alameda County Lands, in Pleasanton. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Old Business 

President Giraudo announced that the Commission approved in 
executive session on Friday, April 19, 1985, the City's version of 
proposed interim agreements with the Modesto and Turlock Irrigation 
Districts for the sale of electric energy and related agreements. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Rudy Nothenberg, General Manager of Public utilities, announced 
that on May 8, 1985, the new Metro Annex and Geneva Car Barn will be 
dedicated . 

He said that last Thursday, April 18, the Public Utilities 
Commission initialed a Memorandum of Understanding with Local 200, 
which has been signed and is now in effect. 

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85-064 



Item 8 -- To consider adoption of a revised Schedule of Rates to be 
charged by the San Francisco Water Department for water service in 
San Francisco and suburban areas. 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Acting General Manager and Chief Engineer, San 
Francisco Water Department, presented four different water rate 
increase options, with the aid of a chart. Option 1 requires a 3% 
rate increase during each of the next four fiscal years. Option 2 
requires no rate increase this coming year, and a 5% increase during 
each of the three subsequent years. Option 3 requires no rate 
increase until Fiscal Year 1988-89, when the increase would be 20%. 
Option 4, provided for illustrative purposes, shows that if there 
were no rate increases at all during the next four years, we would 
go into a negative surplus condition. Mr. Jensen stated that Option 
2, which is recommended by staff, requires no rate increase in the 
coming year, and a 5% increase in the three subsequent years. This 
option provides for the desired incremental change in both the 
surplus and the rates. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that the adoption of Option 2 would not commit 
the Commission to a rate increase in future years. 

President Giraudo opened the public hearing. 

Ms. Marguerite Warren, a member of the Advisory Board of the Clean 
Water Act, said that the Commission should consult those who set the 
sewer service charges before making a decision about a water rate 
increase. Ms. Warren stated that if the sewer service charge does 
not go up 9% this year, there would be a 20% balloon payment next 
year . 

Commissioner Giraudo closed the public hearing. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin, 
Option 2, rejecting a rate increase for the coming fiscal year, was 
unanimously adopted. 

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Item No. 11 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to submit a Request for proposals from private firms to design, 
install, and maintain a maximum of 1000 commercial and 
non-commercial transit shelters along Municipal Railway routes. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that the subject proposal is an attempt to 
balance a couple of conflicting demands - the demand for bus 
shelters for Municipal Railway patrons on the one hand and the 
neighborhood objections to the construction of those shelters on the 
other. This proposal attempts to reconcile the objections of the 
neighborhoods with the objectives of the Commission. 

Mr. Nothenberg outlined some of the basic provisions of the 
Advertising Transit Shelter Program RFP and contract: (1) The 
proposal requires the contractor to construct and maintain at least 
650 shelters at no cost to the City. In exchange, the City will 
guarantee the Contractor at least 400 shelters on which advertising 
is permitted. Eventually, as many as 1000 shelters could be 
constructed. (2) The competition will be based on the number and 
quality of the shelters provided. (3) Strict maintenance and design 
standards have been written into the contract, and significant 
financial guarantees have been requested. 



85-065 



Mr. Nothenberg expressed concern that the rumors that are floating 
around the community and the voraciousness of some of the potential 
bidders is poisoning the atmosphere. If this continues, Mr. 
Nothenberg said, he is prepared to recommend against any contract 
whatsoever. If we cannot run a clean competition, then Mr. 
Nothenberg feels there should be no competition at all. 

Commissioner Lenvin stated that she and Commissioner Sanger were 
concerned that direction from the Commission about what bidding was 
going to be on in terms of the number of shelters is in fact what is 
contained in the proposed contract. Commissioner Lenvin said that 
it was her and Commissioner Sanger's understanding that the bidding 
was to be on the ratio between transit shelters that had advertising 
on them and those that did not - without minimums and maximums. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, Public 
Utilities commission, responded that at the Board of Supervisors 
level, a decision was made to establish a minimum program of both 
advertising and non-advertising shelters. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked how the number of 1000 maximum advertising 
shelters was arrived at. 

Mr. Nothenberg responded that 1000 was the plausible number of 
shelter locations that were believed to exist in the City. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if a survey had been conducted to determine 
the location of most of the advertising shelters. 

Mr. Wright answered that a Technical Advisory Committee, comprised 
of representatives from various City departments, had recommended 
sites for the new shelters. 

Commissioner Flynn said that language on affirmative action should 
be recited in the contract itself rather than referring to 
Attachment A. Also, Commissioner Flynn said that the provision of 
the contract that requires recordkeeping and auditing to be done 
only by a Certified Public Accountant should be changed to include a 
Public Accountant. 

President Giraudo asked which Consumer Price Index was referred to 
on page 6 of the draft RFP. 

Mr. Wright responded that he would check. 

President Giraudo asked for clarification regarding how the $350,000 
Letter of Credit performance security, referred to on page 6 of the 
draft RFP, was to be used. 

Mr. Nothenberg responded that staff would check on the Letter of 
Credit and report back to the Commission. 

Commissioner Flynn asked for clarification of the $1.5 million 
performance bond for shelter construction that is to be held by the 
City until the contractor has constructed the first 650 shelters. 

President Giraudo expressed concern about the posting of 
objectionable or non-suitable advertising on transit shelter walls. 



85-066 



Mr. Nothenberg responded that although there is a provision in the 
proposed contract that gives him the authority to prevent the 
posting of objectionable advertising, he was not sure the provision 
would stand up in court if it were challenged. He said he was 
hopeful that an informal agreement regarding what is and is not 
suitable could be reached with a responsible Contractor. 

President Giraudo asked for clarification of the provision in the 
proposed agreement (on page 29) concerning subcontractors. 

Mr. Nothenberg said he would seek clarification on the matter from 
the City Attorney's office. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked how many hearings the Contractor would 
have to go through to select transit shelter sites. She expressed 
concern about the difficulty of the procedure. 

Mr. Wright responded that staff plans to undertake an Outreach 
Program before the contract is let. This involves going to 
community groups and explaining what the program is about and what 
the shelters will actually look like. The way the process is going 
to work, in a mechanical fashion, is the Department of Public Works 
will utimately hold a hearing of some sort on 60 shelters at a 
time. Mr. Wright said they are trying not to drag the Contractor 
through an unnecessary process they feel they can handle themselves 
with the neighborhoods of the City. He said that we are going to 
give the Contractor transit shelter sites that have cleared that 
process and are not controversial. 

President Giraudo inquired about the $250 permit fee. 

Mr. Jaime Levin, Public Relations Officer, Public Utilities 
Commission, said that the Department of Public Works based the fee 
on its costs. 

President Giraudo opened the meeting for public comment, saying that 
he did not want to take public testimony again after this. 

Mr. Arvid Ekenberg, Manager of Shelter, Inc., said that his firm was 
hoping to bid the contract. He felt there was a one-sidedness , in 
favor of the City, to the way the contract was written; he believed 
there should be more mutuality. He stated that the Outreach Program 
is a good idea. He also said that the city should plan methods to 
resolve potential controversies between the Contractor and owners of 
property fronting shelters. If this is not done, the results could 
be serious delays and embarrassment to the City. 

Mr. Myron Tatarian, speaking for Shelter, Inc., said he expected 
representatives of the Municipal Railway to be active at public 
hearings. He said all bidders should know what they're bidding on. 
The draft document is moot on the matter of the size of the shelters, 

Mr. Julius zamacona spoke against the proposal to construct 
additional transit shelters. 

Mr. Henry Schindel, a member of the Visitation valley Improvement 
Association, speaking in opposition to the transit shelter proposal, 
warned that the shelters could create crime, noise and litter 
problems . 



85-067 



President Giraudo closed the meeting to public comments. 

This item was continued for redrafting of the RFP and contract to 
address the Commission's concerns. 

******** 

Resolution No. 85-0165 — Authorizing minor route revision in 
outbound 26-VALENCIA service. 

Ms. Deborah King, Transit Planner, Municipal Railway, described the 
existing and proposed routes with the aid of charts. The 
26-VALENCIA bus, traveling along its existing outbound route heading 
toward its terminal at San Francisco State University, goes out 
Alemany Boulevard and makes a right turn onto Junipero Serra 
Boulevard from Palmetto Avenue. It is at this point that the bus 
encounters delays of up to three to five minutes. This is basically 
due to northbound traffic heading from the 280 Highway 1 Interchange 
which must reduce its speed from 55 miles an hour to 45 miles an 
hour at this point, and imposes a delay upon the outbound 26 buses. 
The proposal would have buses turn right and head north on Arch 
Street and then turn left and head toward the terminal off of 
Brotherhood Way, accessing Junipero Serra Boulevard with the 
protected ramp there. That would save us several minutes of delay 
and be an improvement in safety, Ms. King said. 

Mr. Sam Walker, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
spoke in favor of the proposed route change. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 85-0165, was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:20 P.M. 



Gail Johnson 
Acting Secretary 



84-068 






Civic Center Document - 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
^ May 14, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 






DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Gail Johnson 
ACTING SECRETARY 



85-069 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: Vice President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John Sange: 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: President Louis Giraudo 

Vice President H. Welton Flynn presided. 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of April 23, 1985 were approved, 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0171 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$225,864.67. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0172 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$109,400.54, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of April 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0173 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
$813.50 and collections in the amount of $3,203.79 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of April 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0174 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-752, Slope Protection at Kirkwood 
Penstock Valve House. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-070 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0175 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-757, Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Levin, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0176 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-924, Various Locations, Facilities 
Security Improvements. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-0177 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1921, 

Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings for the San 
Francisco Water Department for the Fiscal Year ending 
June 30, 1986, Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. and San 
Francisco Grinding Co., Inc., A Joint Venture, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0178 MR Approving Credit Modification No. 57 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-828, Cable Car 
Rehabilitation, Hyde Street, in the amount of 
$2,257.91, W. R. Thomason, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0179 MR Approving Credit Modification No. 69 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-830, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Trackway, Powell Street, in the amount of 
$11,106.00, Homer J. Olsen, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0180 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 73 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-820, Cable Car 
Rehabilitation, Mechanical Components, for Force 
Account work at a cost of $29,932.00, to 
Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
85-071 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0181 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 74 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-820, Cable Car 
Rehabilitation, Mechanical Components, for additional 
work at a cost of $26,494.00, Tutor-Saliba , 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0182 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 75 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-820, Cable Car 
Rehabilitation, Mechanical Components, for additional 
work at a cost of $47,473.00, Tutor-Saliba, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0183 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 76 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-820, Cable Car 
Rehabilitation, Mechanical Components, for additional 
work at a cost of $43,647.00, Tutor-Saliba, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0184 MR Approving Credit Modification No. 77 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-820, Cable Car Trackway 
Rehabilitation, Mechanical Components, Tutor-Saliba, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0185 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 146 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. 684, Rehabilitation of Cable Car 
Barn and Associated Trackway, for additional work at 
a cost of $46,422.00, Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-072 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0186 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 147 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-684, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Barn and Associated Trackway, for additional work 
at a cost of $11,500.00, Tutor-Saliba , Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0187 MR Approving Debit Modifications Nos. 148 through 151 to 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-684, Rehabilitation 
of Cable Car Barn and Associated Trackway, for 
additional work at a cost of $4,675.89, Tutor-Saliba, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0188 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-706, Intake Cottages-Replace Roofs, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $779.73; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 3 working days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $1,820.39 to Vernon's 
Roofing, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0189 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-707R, Moccasin Fish Hatchery Supply Line, 
Tailrace to Inlet Tower, as satisfactorily completed; 
authorizing a 41-day extension of time; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $37,833.22 
to R. D. Henderson, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0190 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1903, Sunol Valley Filtration Plant 
and Chlorination Station, Replace Roofs, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $2,000.00; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $20,217.50 
to The Bryant Organization, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-073 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0191 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

issue a Final Contract Payment Authorization in the 
amount of $4,500 to Newcomb Anderson Associates for 
the provision of energy audits to achieve energy 
conservation in Unified School District Facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0192 HH Rejecting all bids received for Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-735R, Potrero and Presidio Yards Control Cable 
Replacement and Related Work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0193 E Requesting the Controller to approve a transfer of 

funds in the amount of $6,000 to fund a work order to 
Civil Service for the development of an examination. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0194 GM Approving the appointment made by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities, of the General Manager and Chief 
Engineer of the Water Department, effective May 15, 
1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0195 GM Discussion of proposed ballot statement on 
fluoridation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0196 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway, or his authorized representative, to execute 
permits allowing private parties to use designated 
areas of the cable car barn, for an administrative 
fee of $800 for up to five hours of occupancy plus 
$200 for each additional hour or fraction thereof, 
and a refundable cleaning deposit of $500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
85-074 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0197 MR Requesting the Controller to transfer $80,000 from 
Equipment Maintenance's Material and Supplies to 
Rental of Property ($50,000) and other Current 
Services ($30,000) to cover the additional funding 
for renting space at Pier 70 to house PCCs and diesel 
coaches and for private towing services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0198 MR Authorizing the transfer of $42,150 within the 

Municipal Railway for the purpose of constructing a 
skid pad for the training of transit operators. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0199 WD Authorizing the Water Department to advertise and 
circulate a Request for Proposals for consultant 
assistance in conducting a water waste survey, leak 
detection and other hydraulic investigations. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0200 HH Authorizing the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power to 

execute Amendment No. 1 to the July 1, 1984 agreement 
with Kingston Contracting, Inc. to increase the limit 
of payments from $373,702.47 to $473,702.47 through 
June 30, 1985 and to extend the term of Bureau of 
Light, Heat and Power Contract No. 199 for 12 months, 
through June 30, 1986, adding $598,000 for FY 1985-86 
work . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0201 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, to negotiate 
and execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
Bechtel National, Inc., for preliminary engineering 
and the preparation of an Environmental Impact 
Statement for Municipal Railway Metro Turnaround 
Facilities, within available funding. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-075 



85-0202 CC Authorizing the 40 year lease of Water Department's 
pipeline right-of-way land located in Santa Clara 
County to NELO, a California general partnership, for 
the purpose of construction and maintenance of 
parking areas, landscaping, access and egress and all 
associated structures and improvements approved by 
City. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0203 CC Approving an Assignment of a Right-of-Way Lease by 
Manco Tasman Associates, Lessee/Assignor, to North 
Pointe Business Park Owners Association, Assignee, of 
certain Water Department land located in Santa Clara 
County. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

85-0205 WD Authorizing the Howard, Rice law firm to file an 
amicus curiae brief on behalf of the City of San 
Buenaventura in appellate litigation entitled, Hansen 
v. City of San Buenaventura , relating to rate setting 
for sales of water; subject to a limitation of $5,000 
for said legal services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

85-0206 HH Requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve the 
interim agreements between City and the Modesto and 
Turlock Irrigation Districts as such agreements were 
introduced and approved in the Finance Committee of 
the Board of Supervisors on May 8, 1985, with a 
modification to provide in Paragraph 9 of Appendix G 
that the notice period is to be not less than two 
years and not more than three years, the exact amount 
of time to be negotiated in the final contract. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



******** 



85-076 



Announcement 

Commissioner Flynn announced that the Commission approved in 
executive session on Tuesday, April 23, 1985, a lease between G. 
Armanino and Sons, Inc. and the City and County of San Francisco, 
operating by and through the Public Utilities Commission, and a 
sublease between Mission Valley Rock Co. and G. Armanino and Sons, 
Inc. 

******** 

Item 9 — Public Hearing on the 1985-90 updates of the Municipal 
Railway's Short-Range Transit Plan (SRTP) and Capital Improvement 
Program (CIP) . 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, Public 
Utilities Commission, said that the Municipal Railway Short-Range 
Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program were calendared today 
to obtain the comments of the Commission and the public. They will 
then be scheduled for adoption at the first meeting in June and 
transmitted to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the 
Urban Mass Transportation Administration. 

Commissioner Flynn opened the public hearing. 

Ms. Shirley Bates, from the Traffic and Transportation Committee of 
Russian Hill Neighbors said that her group was distressed that in 
the evaluation of the existing system, there is no plan for the 58 
bus line. She said the Russian Hill Neighbors would like the 58 bus 
line included in the budget and would like to know why it was not. 

Mr. Bruce Marshall, representing the Muni Coalition, requested that 
in the future the public be given more time to review the Municipal 
Railway Short-Range Transit Plan and the Capital Improvement Program 
before the public hearing occurs. He stated that there were 
inconsistencies, which he pointed out, in the subject documents. He 
asked the following questions: (1) Why were there no destination 
signs for the 24-DIVISADERO and other trolley coaches? (2) Why has 
there been such a delay in the project for the extension of the 
33--ASHBURY trolley route north along Arguello to California Street? 
He made the following suggestions: (1) More up-to-date ridership 
statistics should be used. (2) The plan to extend the J Line should 
be re-evaluated. (3) Change machines should be installed in the Van 
Ness, Castro and Church Stations. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, stated that 
he did not have enough time to review the subject documents before 
today's hearing. Mr. Rolfe raised questions about capacity 
increases for Muni. He stated that the capacity increases which are 
being projected for Muni in the 5-Year Plan are somewhat less than 
the capacity increases that City Planning says are going to 
materialize and that are going to be needed to take care of 
increased employment downtown. Mr. Rolfe suggested that Public 
Utilities Commission staff try to get together with City Planning 
and clarify this matter. He said we would need more cars to 
increase Muni Metro capacity. He asked why the Bayshore Corridor 
Study was dropped from Public Utilities Commission plans. 



85-077 



Commissioner Flynn closed the public hearing. 

Commissioner Lenvin suggested that people with detailed criticism or 
problems with the Municipal Railway Short-Range Plan and the Capital 
Improvement Program submit their comments in writing to Public 
Utilities Commission staff, with a copy to the Commission. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that he would like to see a written 
response to comments made today by the Muni Coalition, San Francisco 
Tomorrow, and others. 

Commissioner Flynn said that the questions raised by the speakers 
are pertinent and should be answered. He also said that 
organizations on our mailing list should be given ample notice of 
public hearings. 

Mr. Wright responded that staff sent out public hearing notices to 
150 organizations about two weeks ago. Further the subject 
documents have been available for one to two weeks. 

Commissioner Lenvin expressed concern about the notion that 
financial payback is the only criterion to be used in the selection 
of the lines to be electrified. She said she was opposed to passing 
a 5-year, or even a short-range, plan that seems to make some 
selections about where and how we are going, in terms of selecting 
lines for electrification. 

Mr. Wright responded that the vehicle plan beyond three years is not 
very specific and that there is flexiblity in terms of type of 
vehicle, and even the mode. ,,- 

Commissioner Lenvin suggested that the whole electrification project 
issue be brought back to the Commission for review. 

Mr. Wright said that the Vehicle Plan in the 5-Year Plan does not 
get route specific in terms of electrification. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested that staff send out a notice to every 

neighborhood organization in the City stating which lines are being 

considered for electrification and requesting any comments on lines 
which are not on the list for consideration. 

The public hearing was continued to May 28, 1985, to give the public 
more time to review the subject documents. 

******** 

Item 10 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
submit a Request for Proposals from private firms to design, 
install, and maintain a maximum of 1000 commercial and 
non-commercial transit shelters along Municipal Railway routes. 

Commissioner Sanger expressed concern about the lack of competition 
in the 650-shelter minimum package. He said that when this matter 
first came before the Commission earlier this year, he had 
commented, and thought the Commission agreed, that the PUC would 
look for competitive bidding on the basis of non-advertising to 
advertising shelters since it was not the objective of the 
Commission or the City to make money. That competitive criterion is 
not in the proposal regarding anything below the minimum. He feels 
this is wrong and that the Commission runs two risks, which are in 
opposite directions, and that only the market would determine which 
way it comes out. One possible risk is that everyone bids the 
minimum; we don't get any competition on that, but the market would 
have actually allowed us to get a higher ratio of non-advertising to 
advertising through a competitive process. The opposite risk is 



85-078 



that no one can financially afford what's being shown in the 
program, but everyone bids, and then we find ourselves in an area of 
inevitable renegotiation with whomever was selected because it turns 
out to be financially unacceptable to meet the minimum ratio 
depending on the specific locations that get approved through the 
permit process. Commissioner Sanger stated that the market should 
determine what the feasible ratio is, and it should be insured that 
every other criterion is met. That, he feels, is the most important 
thing regarding the proposal as it is made now. He said that he 
failed to see any interest of the City served by specifying the 
minimum in the way it is currently specified. He feels the 
uncertainties related to the permit process are just too great. He 
would also like it to be clear from the beginning that those who 
make a bid on the ratio of non-advertising shelters to advertising 
shelters are taking their own gambles on the permit process and 
locations with full knowledge that they are going to bid the ratio 
that they think they can make work, and there will be no need for 
renegotiating . 

Mr. Nothenberg responded that the Board of Supervisors feels there 
must be a minimum number of non-advertising shelters in order to 
make this program acceptable. 

Mr. Wright stated that there appears to be three, if not four, 
viable, certain bidders on this RFP. 

Commissioner Flynn said that it is not logical to assume that a 
bidder would diminish the advertising sites, to his detriment, since 
advertising is how the bidder would make money. 

Commissioner Lenvin expressed the concern that the 650-shelter 
minimum is not feasible and that the PUC is going to have to bail 
out the program. She said she is bothered by the fact that a number 
of people think they will be able to renegotiate the contract after 
it is awarded. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested that a format be provided for the unit 

bid for the construction and maintenance of non-commercial shelters 

and that the escalator index to be used and the frequency of 
escalation specified. 

Commissioner Sanger said that there should be as little left open to 
subjective interpretation in the evaluation of bids as possible. He 
also said there should be detailed, specific, quantitative criteria 
set up for evaluating bids. 

This item was continued to June 11, 1985, for redrafting of the RFP 
and contract to address the Commission's concerns. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION ON 
ATTORNEY-CLIENT MATTERS: 3:45 P.M. 



Gail Johnson 
Acting Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

May 28, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 






DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



85-080 



Call to Order: 2:16 P.M. 

Present: Vice President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Nancy 
Lenvin, Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: President Louis Giraudo and Commissioner John Sanger 

Vice President H. Welton Flynn presided. 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of May 14, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session : 

85-0207 MR Approving settlement of litigation against the 

Municipal Railway in the amount of $507,500.00, in 
the case of Kimon Sagredos and Evangelos Sagredos, 
City and County of San Francisco, Superior Court 
Nos. 811-921 and 829-983. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0208 WD Declaring an emergency in accordance with the 

provisions of Section 6.30 of the Administrative 
Code and requesting the Board of Supervisors to 
approve the expenditure of $48,000.00 for the repair 
of a main break in Grant Avenue between Greenwich 
and Filbert Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0209 CC Approving the assignment of the lease for City's 
right of way in Santa Clara County, adjoining the 
Great America Theme Park, from the Marriott 
Corporation to the City of Santa Clara, through its 
Sports and Open Space Authority, and thence to the 
Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Clara; and 
approving the issuance of a Land Use Permit for 90 
days at a fee of $11,750.00, pending final approval 
of the assignment and lease. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-081 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0210 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept, and expend $3,000,000 of UMTA Section 3 
and/or Federal Aid Interstate Transfer capital 
assistance and required local match funds to 
complete design and engineering work for the Muni 
Metro Turnaround Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0211 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to amend an 
UMTA Section 3 capital assistance grant (CA-03-0264) 
in order to prepare specifications and purchase 
approximately 20 replacement diesel coaches using 
the remaining unobligated funds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0212 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept, and expend $3,500,000 of Federal Aid Urban 
Systems capital assistance and required local match 
funds to make improvements to the Harrison Street 
facility for the Municipal Railway; to request the 
San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation (SFMRIC) to provide $682,650 in local 
matching funds; and to request SFMRIC to reserve 
$3,818,000 as a guarantee against anticipated 
federal grants for this project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0204 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $140,423.20. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0213 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1924, 6-Inch Ductile Iron 
Main Installation in Ocean and Onondaga Avenues, San 
Jose Avenue to Mission Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 
85-082 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0214 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1925, Paint Exterior of 
Corporation Yard Buildings in San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0215 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1894R, 

20-Inch Steel Main Installation in San Aleso Avenue, 
Darien Way and Westgate and Upland Drives, in the 
amount of $260,070.00, to Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., 
Nationwide Construction Consultants, Inc. and Frank 
H. Mock, A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0216 MR Approving Credit Modifications Nos. 69 and 70, in 
the amount of $15,019.50, to Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-829, Rehabilitation of Cable Car 
Trackway - Hyde Street Loop, Underground/Railco 
Multi, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0217 MR Accepting work performed under the Professional 

Services Contract with Foster Engineering, Inc., for 
Engineering Design of the Muni Subway Wet Standpipe 
System, as satisfactorily completed; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $6,258.69. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0218 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-916, Muni Metro System - Overhead 
Traction Power System, Study and Review, Phase I, as 
satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final 
payment for Phase I in the amount of $3,058.37 to 
Raymond Kaiser Engineers, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0219 WD Approving the expenditure of $100,000 under 

emergency provisions of the Administrative Code and 
Charter, for soil removal at University Mound 
Storage Yard. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0220 WD Authorizing modification of the contract with the 
law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovsky, Canady, 
Robertson and Falk (Howard, Rice) for professional 
services with respect to the litigation entitled, 
"Palo Alto v. CCSF," extending the time for 
completion by one year and increasing the funds by 
$115,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0221 WD Authorizing amendment of a Professional Services 

Agreement with Timothy L. Findley for the production 
of videos, to extend the time by six months to 
December 31, 1985 and increase funding to an amount 
not to exceed $32,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0222 E Rejecting the sole bid received, Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1748, Lake Merced Pump Station, 
Standby Power Facilities, and authorizing the 
readvertising of the contract under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1748R. 



VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0223 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with IBM Corporation for 
the purchase of two 3880 Model 3 Direct Access 
Storage Controllers, two 3380 Model AA4 Direct 
Access Storage Devices, and two 3380 Model B04 
Direct Access Storage Services, at a purchase price 
of $361,340.02 to be financed over a 5-year period. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0224 P Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify the Personal Services Contract with San 
Francisco State University for the student 
internship program, increasing the level of funding 
from $10,000.00 to $23,765.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that he has directed the Municipal Railway to collect in advance for 
charter service. This action was taken following review of the 
accounts receivable aging schedule which showed many items that were 
outstanding for over 120 days. 

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Resolution No. 85-0209 - Assignment of lease from the Marriott 
Corporation to the City of Santa Clara. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that the City of Santa Clara is in the process 
of purchasing the Marriott Corporation's Great America Theme Park 
through its Redevelopment Agency. There is an eighty foot Water 
Department right-of-way strip running through the parking lot area 
which is leased to the Marriott Corporation, dating back to 1975. 
He said that the terms of the lease are not favorable to the City. 
Currently the department is in the process of negotiating for more 
favorable terms. However, the City of Santa Clara needs an 
assurance now so that it may satisfy its financiers that it will 
have the ability to park automobiles at the Theme Park. We are 
recommending a 60 day revocable land use permit pending completion 
of negotiations and approval of a new lease to Santa Clara. 

This matter was continued to the end of the calendar. 

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Public Hearing - Resolution No. 85-0210 - Regarding a grant 
application for $3,000,000 of UMTA Section 3 and/or Federal Aid 
Interstate Transfer capital assistance to complete design and 
enginering work for the Muni Metro Turnaround Project. (A 
transcript is on file.) 

There were no public comments. 

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Public Hearing - Resolution No. 85-0211 - Regarding an amendment to 
UMTA Section 3 capital assistance grant (CA-03-0264) to purchase 
approximately 20 replacement diesel coaches. (A transcript is on 
file. ) 

There were no public comments. 

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Public Hearing - Resolution No. 85-0212 - Regarding a grant 
application for $3,500,000 of Federal Aid Urban Systems capital 
assistance to make improvements to the Harrison Street Facility. (A 
transcript is on file.) 

There were no public comments. 

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Item No. 12 - Public Hearing on the 1985-90 update of the Municipal 
Railway's Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program. 
(Continued from meeting of May 14, 1985.) 

Mr. Bruce Marshall, representing the Muni Coalition, stated that the 
Muni Coalition had an alternative plan. He proposed operating the 
J-Church line on Market Street using PCC and Melbourne cars. 

The public hearing was closed and the item was continued to the next 
meeting. 

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Resolution No. 85-0222 - Rejecting the sole bid received on Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1748, Lake Merced Pump Station, Standby 
Power Facilities, and authorizing readvertisement under WD-1748R. 

Mr. Frank H. Mock, a member of the joint venture which bid the job, 
asked why the bid is being rejected. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC, replied 
that the job was advertised and was on the street for one month, but 
only one bid was received. The bid was 21% above the engineer's 
estimate. He said that staff contacted other contractors to find 
out why they had not bid, and a detailed review was made of the bid 
submitted versus the staff estimate. Contractors indicated that 
while they had not been interesed in bidding in the past, they would 
be interested if the job were readvertised. He said, that it is his 
belief that if the job were readvertised, there would be more 
competition and the bids should come in between $80,000 and $100,000 
less. 

Mr. Mock stated he bid the job as a joint venture with William P. 
Young, Inc. He is 75% of the joint venture and Young is 25%. He is 
also registered as a minority business enterprise and is a local 
business. Mr. Mock said that the specification called for 35% MBE 
participation at the prime level. That would limit the number of 
bids submitted, he said. 

Mr. Mock pointed out the areas in which his bid differed from the 
staff estimate and gave his justification for his bid. He said that 
he understood if the job were readvertised the department would 
change the MBE requirement from the prime level to the subcontractor 
level in order to get more bids. He said that would be unfair to 
him. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to reject the bid, and stated that she 
hoped the MBE requirement would not change. Resolution No. 85-0222 
was adopted. 

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Announcements 

Commissioner Flynn reported that the Commission met in executive 

session on May 14, 1985 and authorized the filing of a brief in the 

case of Hansen v. City of San Buenaventure. Also, the Commission 

approved an interim agreement with Modesto and Turlock Irrigation 
Districts for the sale of power. 

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Immediately prior to this meeting the Commission approved in 
executive session a settlement in the case of Sagredos v. City and 
County of San Francisco. 

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Resolution No. 85-0209 - Continued from the beginning of the meeting 

Mr. Thomas Berliner, Deputy City Attorney, distributed a draft of a 
revised resolution which would approve assignment of the lease and a 
90 day land use permit. 

Commissioner Lenvin proposed various changes to the resolution. 

Commissioner Flynn called a recess at 3:50 p.m. for redrafting of 
the resolution. 

At 4:08 p.m. the meeting was reconvened. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Barletta, 
Resolution No. 85-0209 was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:35 P.M, 



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Dianne Feinstein 
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§, June 11, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



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DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of May 28, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0226 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-731, 

O 1 Shaughnessy Dam, Replace and Reconstruct Sewer 
System, in the amount of $197,280.70, to Marshall 
Builders, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0227 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a professional services agreement with 
Smith Goerss & Ferneborg, Inc., to conduct a 
recruitment program for staffing the vacant position, 
General Manager, Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0225 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$166,380.59. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0228 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$487.31 and collections in the amount of $13,734.34 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of May 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
85-089 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0229 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$99,165.09, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of May 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0230 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-749, Moccasin-Newark Transmission 
Line, Paint Steel Towers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0231 HH Supporting a transfer of an additional $16.1 million 
of Hetch Hetchy surplus to the General Fund during 
1984-85. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



Commissioner Lenvin was excused at 3:20 P.M 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

15-0232 FM Adopting the Municipal Railway Short-Range Transit 
Plan and Capital Improvement Program for 1985-90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0233 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an amendment to an agreement with 
Multisystems Inc. for the development of a 
statistical design package, to extend the time for 
completion to June 30, 1986. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



85-090 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0234 WD Declaring City-owned water service facilities located 
within the Garden Village subdivision in Daly City 
surplus to the needs of the YJater Department and 
authorizing the Director of Property to prepare the 
necessary legislation for their sale, in the amount 
of $4,600.00, to the City of Daly City. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0235 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a letter-agreement dated May 14, 1985, 
between the Turlock Irrigation District, the City and 
County of San Francisco and the Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company, extending the term of the December 
8, 1981 agreement between the parties from May 31, 
1985 to June 30, 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0236 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to negotiate and execute Amendment No. 1 to 
Professional Services Agreement No. 166 with 
PSG-Water Consultants, to perform design and 
construction monitoring/training work, for a sum not 
to exceed $140,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0237 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute Amendment No. 2 to an agreement 
with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. for 
Phase II engineering design work for the J-Line 
Connection Project, in an amount not to exceed 
$683,596.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0238 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to execute Amendment No. 6 to a Professional Services 
Agreement with Systems and Computer Technology 
Corporation for management and technical assistance, 
to extend the term for a period not to exceed 12 
months and for an amount not to exceed $222,450.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0239 CC Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to execute an Amendment of Lease with Terri Rasmussen 
dba Skyline Stables for 13.2 acres of Water 
Department land located in San Mateo County, 
extending the term of the lease for a two-year period 
from July 1, 1985 through June 30, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0240 CC Authorizing the lease of 4+ acres of Water Department 
pipeline right-of-way land located in Santa Clara 
County to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of 
Santa Clara for the purposes of parking, landscaping 
and utilities crossings. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0241 CC Requesting the Controller to approve a transfer of 
$40,000.00 from Services of the General Hospital to 
Services of the Chief Administrative Officer to fund 
a cost overrun in the ARIS computerized risk 
management system. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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85-092 



Item No. 13 — Review of extended hours of service on line 19-POLK 
between the U.S. Postal Facility and the Triple A Shipyard. 
(Continued from May 14, 1985.) 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, stated that staff held a 
community meeting which was attended by almost 100 people. A 
petition with approximately 900 signatures was presented. There is 
strong sentiment in the community for continuation of the service 
even though ridership on the extended portion of the line is very 
light. 

He said that there are alternative proposals, such as, reducing 
service from 20 hours per day by eliminating evening or mid-day 
service, or eliminating weekend service. 

Commissioner Lenvin requested information on the cost of each 
alternative. Commissioner Sanger requested a comparison of patronage 
per vehicle mile of end segments of routes. Commissioner Sanger 
moved, Commissioner Barletta seconded, to continue this matter to the 
meeting of July 9, 1985. 

Mr. Straus said that one of the alternatives that has come up several 

times is to run one bus an hour to the navy yard. He advised the 

Commission, that due to the running time on the line, that proposal 
is not feasible because it would not cost any less. 

The motion to continue was adopted. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that there was an unfortunate incident last weekend where a person 
was injured on the 24-DIVISADERO bus. The incident raised some 
questions as to the general responsibility the department has to 
passengers and the specific action in this case. Mr. Nothenberg said 
the driver is not a police officer and cannot enforce the law. There 
are two instruction bulletins regarding assaults. These procedures 
activate the communication system which notifies the appropriate 
authority. Mr. Nothenberg read portions of the bulletin. By the end 
of the year the automatic vehicle location system will be installed 
which will improve communications. 

President Giraudo announced that the Commission would hear comments 
by the public but would not respond at this time since the 
investigation is still underway. 

Mr. Hank Wilson, representing the Gay Teachers Coalition, expressed 
concern as to when the driver called for assistance. He said that as 
soon as name calling starts, or threats or challenges are made, there 
should be a request for assistance. 

Ms. Diana Christensen, Executive Director of Community United Against 
Violence, said that she read that the driver followed the standards 
of Muni. That gives a message that anti-gay violence or violence in 
general is acceptable at Muni. She requested a copy of the policies 
and added that the public needs to know when the button is pushed. 

Ms. Pat Norman, Coordinator of Lesbian/Gay Health Services for the 
Department of Public Health, stated that the community expects that 
drivers will take responsibility for protecting passengers and also 
that the Public Utilities Commission will see to it that its drivers 
know what their responsibilities are. 

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Ms. Norman expressed the opinion that homophobia is the basis of 
these types of attacks. She asked for the Commission's assistance in 
dealing with homophobia. The Commission has the responsibility, she 
said, to see that its employees, who may have an attitude of 
homophobia which would cause them to take too long to push the right 
button, are dealt with. 

Mr. Bob Ross, publisher of the Bay Area Reporter, stated that in the 
past six months he has heard about 500 to 600 complaints regarding 
the 24-DIVISADERO bus line. Reports have been given to the Police 
but they don't have an answer to solve it. He said that many people 
do not take the bus because of the problems. He suggested operating 
the 8-MARKET to 26th Street. 

President Giraudo thanked the speakers for their comments. He said 
that the Commission abhors violence and does not encourage it. He 
pointed out that a bus driver is not a policeman and they have a 
tremendous burden placed upon them each day. This incident will be 
investigated. However, the problem raised is broader than what can 
be dealt with by the Public Utilities Commission. It affects the 
entire City. 

Commissioner Sanger requested a report on procedures. He said that 

the suggestion that drivers be more trigger happy with respect to the 

buttons is a good idea. This problem doesn't only affect gays and 
lesbians, it affects many people. 

Commissioner Lenvin said that she lives in the neighborhood and is 
well aware of some of the problems. She referred to the response 
time of the Police Department and Health Department, noting that 
people take a calculated risk as to when a police officer will 
respond to a problem. We need to assume that the buttons will be 
pushed, so that those who take the risk of criminal conduct in the 
future may assume there may be an officer there within seconds. 

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Item No. 9 — Regarding authorizing a Request for Proposals for 
transit shelters along Municipal Railway routes. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he was interested in reopening the 
public hearing on this matter for the purpose of hearing comments by 
prospective bidders on the economic considerations which they 
perceive would, or would not, make this an RFP to which they could 
respond. Commissioner Barletta agreed. 

President Giraudo said that prospective bidders had informed him that 
if the RFP were approved as drafted, they would not submit a bid. 
The main area of concern has been the minimum number of 
non-advertising shelters required. 

Commissioner Lenvin expressed the sentiment of the Commission as: 
(1) wanting shelters, (2) not wanting to pay for them with public 
money, and (3) not wanting a program that would be dependent upon the 
performance bond for meeting the construction and maintenance 
requirements. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that in his opinion, the program is not 
economically feasible. 

President Giraudo requested that interested parties submit written 
comments to the Commission and staff. At the next meeting staff will 
report as to the amount of time needed to revise the RFP. 

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Commissioner Lenvin was excused at 3:20 P.M. and returned at 3:36 P.M. 

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Item No. 12 -- Presentation of third quarter performance reviews. 

Mr. Theodore Chung, Deputy General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and 
Power, reported that every division met its goal for the third 
quarter. He then introduced the division managers who reported on 
their specific units. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested that the department enclose an insert 
with the water bill requesting the public to report street lights 
which are not functioning. 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, 
said that he was proud to be part of the Water Department and proud 
of the staff in the department. He introduced the division managers 
who presented their third quarter activities. 

Ms. Cheryl Davis, Commercial Division Assistant Manager, reported 
that as of May 31, 1985 the San Francisco Housing Authority owed 
$1,250,000 in delinquent water bills. The Authority has not 
submitted a payment plan or taken advantage of the department's offer 
to give technical assistance for a conservation program. 

Regarding the Water Quality Division's report, Commissioner Sanger 
requested that the segment of the third quarter report subtitled 
Public Health Issues be sent to the members of the Board of 
Supervisors. 

President Giraudo continued the presentation of third quarter reports 
to the meeting of June 25, 1985. 

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Report of the General Manager - Continued 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that soil samples had been taken and tested 
at University Mound. There was no evidence of PCBs or other 
materials of that kind found. One small area was found to contain 
creosote as a result of storing rail ties. An additional amount of 
soil was removed there. The site is now fully secured and cleaned up, 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:05 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

June 25, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS BUREAUS 

Hetch Hetchy Project Claims and Contracts 

Municipal Railway Energy Conservation 

Water Department Engineering and 

Construction Management 



Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:14 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger 

Absent: Commissioner Nancy Lenvin and Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of June 11, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0242 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$148,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0243 WD Approving collections in the amount of $5,216.16 for 
damage claims which the San Francisco Water 
Department has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
months of February, March, April and May 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0245 WD Approving write-offs in the amount of $18,755.78 
against reserve for uncollectible accounts, San 
Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0246 HH Approving collections in the amount of $1,537.50 for 
damage claims which Hetch Hetchy Water and Power has 
against miscellaneous debtors for the month of May 
1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



85-097 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0247 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-754, Transit Power Substations, 
Repair Leaks. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0248 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1893, 20-Inch Steel Main Installation 
in Appleton, Mission, Randall and Chenery Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0249 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1922, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in San Leandro Way, Keystone Way, Head 
and Other Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0250 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1923, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Battery Street between Bush Street 
and Pacific Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0251 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-715, 

O'Shaughnessy Dam and Moccasin, Protective Coating of 
Buildings, in the amount of $42,000.00, to Gitane 
Painting and Waterproofing, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0252 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1760, Installation of 12-Inch Steel 
Pipe, Sunol Water Distribution System, as 
satisfactorily completed; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 23 calendar days; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $2,215.00; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $12,052.00 to Monterey Mechanical Co., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0253 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1901, 8-Inch and 12-Inch Ductile Iron 
Main Installation in Wisconsin and 26th Streets, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $654.00; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 147 working days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $8,247.80 to E. Mitchell, 
Incorporated, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0254 MR Appointing Dean E. Showers as Trustee and Albert E. 
Browning as Alternate Trustee of the Transport 
Workers Union - San Francisco Municipal Railway Trust 
Fund. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



The following resolution was adopted by acclamation: 

15-0244 GM Commending McMorris M. Dow for his 30 years of 

service to the City and County of San Francisco. 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0255 GM Expressing support for the 1-280 Concept Program City 
Staff Recommendation and commending same to the 
consideration of the City Planning Commission, the 
Mayor, and the Board of Supervisors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Giraudo, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0256 WD Exercising the option contained in Section 

9.03(a) (ii) of the Settlement Agreement and Master 
Water Sales Contract and directing staff to obtain 
from the City of San Jose a statement of its plans 
for obtaining and distributing San Felipe Project 
water. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Giraudo, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0257 WD Exercising the option contained in Section 

9.03(b) (ii) of the Settlement Agreement and Master 
Water Sales Contract and directing staff to obtain 
from the City of Santa Clara a statement of its plans 
for obtaining and distributing San Felipe Project 
water. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0258 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to execute an Agreement with Koppelman and Associates 
for multi-media services, for an amount not to exceed 
$100,000.00 during fiscal year 1985-86. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0259 E Rejecting the sole bid received, Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1865, San Andreas Outlet Towers, 
Valve Motorization, and authorizing the readvertising 
of the contract under Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1865R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0260 E Accepting work performed under a Professional 

Services Contract with Robert B. Wong, A. I. A., for 
engineering design for the construction of the 
Auxiliary Building at Muni Metro, as satisfactorily 
completed; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $10,852.11. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 
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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0261 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to execute a contract with Smith Barney Harris Upham 
& Co., in association with Grigsby, Brandford & Co., 
and Theresa Hughes, for financial advisory services, 
with all fees to be paid from the proceeds of bond 
sales . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0262 EC Accepting work performed by Michael Rhea & Associates 
for the provision of energy audits at eleven 
municipal facilities as satisfactorily completed; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $20,000.00, 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0263 EC Accepting work performed by Wallace G. McQuat & 

Associates, Inc., for financial advisory services 
related to the development of financing for a 
proposed cogeneration project at San Francisco 
General Hospital as satisfactorily completed; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $12,000.00 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0264 CC Authorizing a 10-year lease of a .275+ acre of Water 
Department pipeline right of way land, located in 
Santa Clara County, to Commonwealth Equity Trust, for 
the purposes of parking and landscaping, at an 
initial annual rental of $12,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 
Budget Process and Future Funding 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Board of Supervisors moved $25.2 million of Hetch Hetchy 
reserves into the City's general fund. In consideration of the 
Commission's wishes, $9 million of the transferred funds will be 
reserved for use for Hetch Hetchy purposes. 

In the budget hearings currently being conducted by the Board of 
Supervisors' Finance Committee, serious consideration is being given 
to across the board budget cuts to all general fund departments. The 
reason being that on the revenue side the City's surplus is down and 
we are not able to generate revenues sufficient to meet projected 
expenses for 1986-87. On the expenditure side, the City is $2 
million away from the Gann limitation ceiling this year, and by 
present calculations we may exceed the limitation next year unless 
some action is taken. If there is a cut in general fund departments, 
there will have to be a cut in Municipal Railway service. It is also 
feasible to begin to look at a fare increase. 

Commissioner Sanger requested a status report on collections, 
payments due but not collected and interest earned from the Transit 
Impact Development Fee. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that just recently local governments have 
become subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act, retroactively. There 
are a large number of Municipal Railway employees who receive 
compensatory time off for overtime worked in lieu of a cash payment. 
As of now, this practice is no longer allowable. Operational changes 
will have to be made because funds have not been budgeted for this 
magnitude of overtime. 

Response to 24 Line Incident 

Ms. Ann Branston, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported 
that staff met with community representatives and the Transit Police 
to review current bulletins and training materials relating to the 
handling of disturbances on buses. As a result, she said, that 
bulletins are being revised to emphasize communication of information 
as soon as possible. We have changed instructions to the Control 
Center to use the "911" number for contacting the Police Department. 
Both the operators on the 24 line and Central Control dispatchers 
will receive specific training. Revisions to the training materials 
are being considered. She said that the situation will improve when 
the automatic vehicle location system comes on line in the fall of 
this year. 

Commissioner Sanger cautioned against concentrating on the 24 line. 

President Giraudo said that while we have expressed concern for those 
to whom we provide transit service, we also have to express concern 
for our transit drivers. We place a tremendous burden on the driver 
to make judgements about situations which may or may not develop into 
violent acts. 

Commissioner Flynn asked about the utilization of available 

information to offset potential problem areas. Ms. Branston replied 

that the transit police use the Control Center log for deployment of 
their personnel. 

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Item No. 11 — Status report on transit shelter program. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, reported 
that staff could analyze the public comments received to date and 
revise the request for proposals for the Commission's review at its 
July 23, 1985 meeting. 

The matter was continued for discussion to July 23, 1985. 

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Resolution No. 85-0255 — Supporting the 1-280 Concept Program City 
Staff Recommendations. 

Mr. Wright, as the project manager representing the City, presented 
the recommended projects using maps and charts. The recommended 
projects and their costs, in millions, are: 

Muni Metro Turnaround $ 46.0 

1-280 Ramp Resolution 24.2 

Embarcadero Roadway 46.8 

Muni Metro Extension 9.2 

Embarcadero Freeway 22.8 

Muni E-Line 22. 1 

Total $171.1 

Mr. Wright said that withdrawal of the 1-280 segment would provide 
approximately $87 million in federal assistance for substitute 
highway and transit projects. 

Commissioner Sanger expressed concern about the amount of funds not 
going to transit and the likelihood of being able to fund the transit 
projects . 

Mr. Nothenberg replied that there is an agreement between the parties 
that if Section 3 funding does not materialize for the Embarcadero 
Turnaround Project, we will come back to the 1-280 program for the 
funds needed to complete the turnaround. Also, part of the 
Embarcadero Rodeway money is considered a transit investment. We 
considered setting aside funds for the E-line, but decided against it 
because the timing of the project is so far away that the funds would 
be eaten away by inflation, and other federal funds may be available 
by then. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he wanted to see the transit and 
roadway work undertaken simultaneously. 

On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 85-0255 was adopted. 

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Item No. 22 — Discussion of uses of the North Basin of the Balboa 
Reservoir . 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that staff has reviewed the north basin site 
and determined that it should be retained as a potential reservoir. 
Presently, this property does not produce any revenue. It is used, 
under permit, by the Community College District as a parking lot. 
Consistent with the Mayor's policy and the Commission's policy, staff 
is recommending that the property become revenue producing for the 
benefit of the Water Department rate payers. 



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Ms. Julie Tang, President of the San Francisco Community College 
District Governing Board, spoke in favor of continuing the 
non-revenue permit. She presented statistics showing that a majority 
of the students are ethnic minorities with a median family income of 
$11,700. Presently a $15.00 student body fee is charged which is 
used to support maintenance of the property. She said that if a fee 
of $.50 or $1.00 per day is charged, students will begin parking in 
the surrounding neighborhood to avoid payment of the fee. 

In response to a question by Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Hilary Hsu, 
Chancellor Superintendent, said that approximately $40,000 goes to 
the Associated Students of City College from collection of the 
parking fee. Commissioner Flynn said that he is of the opinion that 
the Commission does not have an obligation to permit use of its 
property for nothing for the benefit of one class of persons. He 
said that he could not support free use of the property. 

Commissioner Sanger said that in his opinion it is inappropriate City 
policy to provide free parking to students or to any other group. He 
added that the Commission has a fiduciary responsibility to the Water 
Department and its customers to derive revenue. Using the numbers 
provided, the maximum a daytime student would pay would be $90.00 per 
year. Since the Commission sells Fast Passes for $20.00 per month, 
he said he could not support providing either free parking or parking 
at a rate below what we charge transit patrons. 

Mr. Jesse David Wall, Past President of the Sunnyside Neighborhhood 
Association, expressed the opinion that charging a fee would cause 
students to park in their neighborhood. He requested a public 
hearing in the neighborhood before a parking fee is imposed. 

A student representing the Associated Students spoke in favor of 
retaining the present situation. 

Mr. Hsu stated that the college patrols the area now. If a private 
firm takes over, it will have to provide security and staffing, not 
leaving much for profit. If the college loses 100 students due to 
their having to pay for parking, it would result in a loss of 
$100,000 to the college. 

President Giraudo continued this matter to the meeting of August 27, 
1985. 

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At 4:25 P.M. the meeting was recessed. 

At 4:33 P.M. the meeting was reconvened. 

Resolution No. 85-0256 — Exercising option contained in the 
Settlement Agreement and Master Water Sales Contract regarding the 
use of San Francisco water by the City of San Jose. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he has a potential, remote conflict of 
interest and has consulted with the City Attorney's Office. He said 
that he is informed that the City must act today on this matter in 
order to protect its own interest. 

Mr. McMorris M. Dow, Utilities General Counsel, stated that there is 
a rule of necessity which applies where a body can only act at this 
time and with one less member would lose its quorum. In such cases 
the member may participate in the vote, but may not participate in 
the debate. 



85-104 



On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Giraudo, 
Resolution No. 85-0256 was adopted. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:42 P.M, 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 



2:00 P.M. 
July 9, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 






Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

(1) Call to Order 

(2) Roll Call 

(3) Approval of Minutes 

(4) Communications 

(5) Introduction of Old Business by Commissioners 

(6) Introduction of New Business by Commissioners 

(7) Report of the General Manager 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED, BY THE GENERAL MANAGER OF 
PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

(8) All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent 

Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Public 
Utilities Commission, and will be acted upon by a 
single vote of the Commission. There will be no 
separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Commission so requests, in which event the matter 
shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(a) Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $109,920.93. 



(b) Approving the plans and specifications as 

prepared by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-934, Potrero, 
Kirkland and Presidio Divisions - New Bus 
Washers. 



(c) Approving the plans and specifications as 

prepared by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-704, Addition to 
Moccasin Auto and Machine Shops. 



(d) Approving the plans and specifications as 

prepared by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-746, 693 Vermont - 
Paint Building Exterior. 



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(e) Approving the plans and specifications as 

prepared by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1912, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Burrows Street 
between Hamilton and Bowdoin. 



(f) Approving the plans and specifications as 

prepared by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1920, Sunol 

Filtration Plant, East Sludge Lagoons, Alameda 
County. 



(g) Approving the plans and specifications as 

prepared by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1930, Crystal 
Springs Watershed Settling Basins - Remove Silt, 



(h) Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-739, Rock 
River Cottage, Bedroom Addition and 
Improvements, in the amount of $63,900.00, to 
Haniway Co., Contractor. 



(i) Approving Debit Modification No. 70 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-830, Rehabilitation of 
Cable Car Trackway, Powell Street, for 
additional work at a cost of $30,708.00, Homer 
J. Olsen, Inc., Contractor. 



(j) Approving Debit Modification No. 71 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-830, Rehabilitation of 
Cable Car Trackway, Powell Street, for 
additional work at a cost of $15,869.00, Homer 
J. Olsen, Contractor. 



(k) Approving Debit Modification No. 72 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-830, Rehabilitation of 
Cable Car Trackway, Powell Street, for 
additional work at a cost of $120,449.00, Homer 
J. Olsen, Contractor. 



(1) Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-912, Muni Metro System - 
Technical Services Related to Railway Signal & 
Systems Engineering, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification 
No. 1 in the amount of $5,609.57; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$7,942.77 to Raymond Kaiser Engineers, Inc., 
Contractor . 



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(m) Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-920-R, Woods Division - Bus Yard 
Pavement Resurfacing, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $3,917.70; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$45,142.95 to The Lowrie Paving Company, Inc., 
Contractor. 



(n) Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-699, Resurface Roads, Jones 
Point to Mather, Highway 120 to Cherry, and 
Moccasin Village, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 2 in 
the amount of $47,021.22; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 19 
calendar days; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $39,580.45 to Gentz Construction 
Company, Contractor. 



(o) Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-719, Moccasin Low Head Power 
Plant, Construction of 13.8KV Pole Line and 
Related Work, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in 
the amount of $6,300.14; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $10,730.29 to 
Tri-Technic, Inc., Contractor. 



(p) Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-732, Moccasin-Newark 
Transmission Line, Paint Towers, as 
satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $4,115.00 to Jeffco 
Painting St Coating, Inc., Contractor. 



(q) Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1880, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Oak Street between Shrader and 
Franklin Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in 
the amount of $59,778.27; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 31 
working days; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $34,805.48 to Hood Corporation, 
Contractor . 



(r) Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1898, Calaveras Dam, Fill 
19-1/2-Foot Diameter Tunnel, as satisfactorily 
completed; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 18 calendar days; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in 
the amount of $7,659.00; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $45,192.00 to Homer J. 
Olsen, Inc., Contractor. 



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(s) Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1915, Repair Concrete Roof 
Beams, University Mound Reservoir, South Basin, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Debit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$2,695.75; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $14,408.30 to American Grouting, Inc., 
Contractor. 



(t) Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, 
Finance, to apply for, accept, and expend 
$64,000.00 from the U.S. Department of 
Transportation under Section 8 of the Urban Mass 
Transportation Act, as amended, for Municipal 
Railway Five-Year planning activities in fiscal 
year 1985-86. 



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REGULAR CALENDAR 



GENERAL MANAGER 



Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager 

(9) Approving the assignment made by the City Attorney of 
George E. Krueger as Chief Counsel to the Public 
Utilities Commission. (Continued from the meeting of 
June 25, 1985.) 



MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

Ann Branston, Acting General Manager 

(10) Review of six-month demonstration of, and consideration 
of revisions to, extended hours of service on line 
19-POLK between the U.S. Postal Facility and the Triple 
A Shipyard. (Continued from the meeting of June 11, 
1985.) 



(11) Commending Warren J. DeMerritt for his 40 years of 
service to the City and County of San Francisco. 



(12) Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
issue parking permits to Municipal Railway employees 
for the use of PUC-designated Cable Car Parking Zones. 
(Continued from the meeting of June 25, 1985.) 

(13) Authorizing the Deputy General Manager of Equipment 
Maintenance, Municipal Railway, to negotiate and enter 
into a contract with Booz Allen & Hamilton to provide 
consulting services to assist in developing articulated 
trolley coach specifications, for an amount not to 
exceed $290,000.00. 



WATER DEPARTMENT 
Dean Coffey, General Manager 

(14) Approving a water conservation program for the City and 
County of San Francisco and a system-wide program in 
conjunction with the suburban purchasers. 

(15) Declaring that certain .26 acre of City-owned land 
being a portion of Parcel 1254(1) of the Bay Division 
Pipeline Nos. 1 and 2 right of way and a portion of the 
adjacent vacated Madrone Street containing .19 acre 
surplus to the needs of the Water Department and 
authorizing the Director of Property to prepare the 
necessary legislation for their sale, in the amount of 
$29,300.00, to the City of Newark. 



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CLAIMS & CONTRACTS 



Mathea Falco, Manager 



(16) Discussion of Public Utilities Commission insurance 
practices. (Continued from the meeting of May 14, 
1985. ) 



(17) Discussion of Water Department land management policy 
issues. (Continued from the meeting of June 25, 1985.) 

(18) Declaring nine parcels of land located in Santa Clara 
and Alameda Counties, approximately 153 acres, surplus 
to the needs of the Water Department, and authorizing 
the Director of Property to prepare the necessary 
legislation for their sale. (Continued from the 
meeting of June 25, 1985.) 



FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 

Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance 

(19) Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to 
execute a Professional Services Agreement with Smith 
Dawson Associates, Inc., to serve as the Public 
Utilities Commission's federal agency liaison, advocate 
and advisor, for a period of 365 days, for the amount 
of $41,400.00. 



ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 
Leo Jed, Chief Engineer 

(20) Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1827R, 
16-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Eighth Avenue 
and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in the amount of 
$490,430.00, to Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., Nationwide 
Construction Consultants, Inc. and Frank H. Mock, A 
Joint Venture, Contractor. 

(21) Accepting work performed by the Department of the 
Interior, under the Professional Services Agreement for 
recordation of the old Cable Car Barn and trackway 
system, as satisfactorily completed; and approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$7,364.85. 



MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

Johannes Loffeld, Director 

(22) Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
enter into a Professional Services Agreement with 
Dynasty Systems for technical consulting services, for 
a period not to exceed 12 months, for an amount not to 
exceed $80,000.00. 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Resolution No. 85-0265-MR 7-9-85 

RESOLVED, That on recommendation of the General Manager of 
Public Utilities, the Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts; thereof 
and the City Attorney, this Commission approved and hereby requests the 
Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are 
or will be available in payment of claims against the Municipal Railway. 

Acdt.No. Accident PI/ 

Claimant & Prayer Type Date PD Settlement 

Non-litigated Settlements 

None 

Litigated Settlements 

Eleanor Byrne aka 83T5350-1 2-7 3-19-84 A $ 12,000.00 
Eleanor I. Byrne $50,000.00 



Salvatore Campo 83B0760-4 3-2 11- 9-83) A 

and Und. Amt. ) 

Donna Campo aka 83B0760-2 3-2 11- 9-83) A 

Donna E. Campo Und. Amt. ) 10,000.00 



Roselyn M. March aka 80B5557-30 20-3 2-26-81 A 70,000.00 
Rosalyn M. March $26,500.00 

(Less Dept. of Social Service lien for $249.40) 

Judgment 

Elinore Ricardo 83T5144-1 2-6 8-12-83 A 17,920.93 

$150,000.00 
(Settlement includes Costs of $420.93) 



$109,920.93 



Total Settlements: (5) 



Index 560946 Sub-object 1450 



I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the 
Public Utilities Commission at its meeting of July 9, 1985. 



Romaine A. Boldridqe, Secretary 

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COMMISSIONERS 



Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: Vice President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John Sanger, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin arrived at 2:30 P.M. 

Absent: President Louis Giraudo 

Vice President H. Welton Flynn presided. 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of June 25, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0265 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$109,920.93. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0266 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-934, Potrero, Kirkland and Presidio 
Divisions - New Bus Washers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0267 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-704, Addition to Moccasin Auto and 
Machine Shops. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



85-107 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0268 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-746, 693 Vermont - Paint Building 
Exterior. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0269 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1912, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Burrows Street between Hamilton and 
Bowdoin. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0270 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1920, Sunol Filtration Plant, East 
Sludge Lagoons, Alameda County. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0271 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1930, Crystal Springs Watershed 
Settling Basins - Remove Silt. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0272 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-739, Rock River 
Cottage, Bedroom Addition and Improvements, in the 
amount of $63,900.00, to Haniway Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0273 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 70 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-830, Rehabilitation of Cable 

Car Trackway, Powell Street, for additional work at a 

cost of $30,708.00, Homer J. Olsen, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0274 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 71 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-830, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Trackway, Powell Street, for additional work at a 
cost of $15,869.00, Homer J. Olsen, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0275 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 72 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-830, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Trackway, Powell Street, for additional work at a 
cost of $120,449.00, Homer J. Olsen, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0276 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-912, Muni Metro System - Technical 
Services Related to Railway Signal & Systems 
Engineering, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$5,609.57; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $7,942.77 to Raymond Kaiser Engineers, 
Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0277 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-920-R, Woods Division - Bus Yard 
Pavement Resurfacing, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $3,917.70; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $45,142.95 to The Lowrie Paving 
Company, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 
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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0278 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-699, Resurface Roads, Jones Point to Mather, 
Highway 120 to Cherry, and Moccasin Village, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $47,021.22; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 19 calendar days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $39,580.45 to Gentz 
Construction Company, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0279 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-719, Moccasin Low Head Power Plant, 
Construction of 13.8KV Pole Line and Related Work, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $6,300.14; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $10,730.29 
to Tri-Technic, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0280 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-732, Moccasin-Newark Transmission Line, Paint 
Towers, as satisfactorily completed; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $4,115.00 to Jeffco 
Painting & Coating, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0281 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1880, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Oak Street between Shrader and 
Franklin Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $59,778.27; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 31 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $34,805.48 
to Hood Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0282 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1898, Calaveras Dam, Fill 19-1/2-Foot 
Diameter Tunnel, as satisfactorily completed; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 18 calendar days; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $7,659.00; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $45,192.00 
to Homer J. Olsen, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0283 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1915, Repair Concrete Roof Beams, 
University Mound Reservoir, South Basin, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $2,695.75; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $14,408.30 
to American Grouting, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0284 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend $64,000.00 from the 
U.S. Department of Transportation under Section 8 of 
the Urban Mass Transportation Act, as amended, for 
Municipal Railway Five-Year planning activities in 
fiscal year 1985-86. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0285 GM Approving the assignment made by the City Attorney of 
George E. Krueger as Chief Counsel to the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



The following resolution was adopted by common 
consent : 

85-0286 MR Commending Warren J. DeMerritt for his 40 years of 
service to the City and County of San Francisco. 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0287 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to issue parking permits to Municipal Railway 
employees for the use of PUC-designated Cable Car 
Parking Zones. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0288 MR Authorizing the Deputy General Manager of Equipment 
Maintenance, Municipal Railway, to negotiate and 
enter into a contract with Booz Allen & Hamilton to 
provide consulting services to assist in developing 
articulated trolley coach specifications, for an 
amount not to exceed $290,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Barletta 



Commissioner Lenvin arrived at 2:30 P.M. 
Commissioner Sanger was excused at 4:07 P.M. 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0289 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
Smith Dawson Associates, Inc., to serve as the Public 
Utilities Commission's federal agency liaison, 
advocate and advisor, for a period of 365 days, for 
the amount of $41,400.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0290 E Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1827R, 
16-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Eighth 
Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in the 
amount of $490,430.00, to Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., 
Nationwide Construction Consultants, Inc. and Frank 
H. Mock, A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



15-112 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0291 E Accepting work performed by the Department of the 

Interior, under the Professional Services Agreement 
for recordation of the old Cable Car Barn and 
trackway system, as satisfactorily completed; and 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $7,364.85. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0292 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with 
Dynasty Systems for technical consulting services, 
for a period not to exceed 12 months, for an amount 
not to exceed $80,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0293 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-721, Moccasin 
Low Head Power Plant, Construct Powerhouse, in the 
amount of $1,948,889.00, to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., 
Nationwide Construction Consultants, Inc., and Frank 
H. Mock - A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Item No. 14 — Regarding a water conservation program for the City 
and County of San Francisco and a system-wide program in conjunction 
with the suburban purchasers. 

In response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Arthur Jensen, Deputy 
General Manager, Operations and Maintenance, Water Department, said 
that the material before the Commission is the conservation program 
for the City and County of San Francisco. In some cases it 
formalizes activities which have been ongoing for some time. 

Commissioner Sanger requested that the description of the program 
recognize the fact that some of the activities have been ongoing. He 
questioned the need to approve a system-wide program. 

Mr. Robert Vasconcellos, Projects Administrator, Water Department, 
replied that staff is requesting approval of all of the measures, in 
principle, for the system as a whole and approval of a detailed 
implementation plan for San Francisco. The program will be forwarded 
to the State in compliance with the requirements of AB 797. 



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Commissioner Sanger pointed out that the program presented is only a 
list of categories for which measures may be established. He asked 
that the program and resolution be rewritten. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked whether there is an overall conservation 
program in the rate agreement with the suburban customers. 

She requested that the resolution state that the Commission is 
adopting a set of general goals in cooperation with the suburban 
customers in recognition of the necessity of conservation. 

This matter was continued for revision. 

******** 

Item No. 10 -- Review of extended hours of service on line 19-POLK 
from the U.S. Postal Facility to the Triple A Shipyard. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated 
that the extended hours of service which are currently being provided 
are not included in the budget. The annual cost of this extension, 
$193,425, is being absorbed. Other alternatives are: 1) elimination 
of the service; 2) weekday service to the Navy Yard until 7:00 P.M. 
at a cost of $38,248; or 3) 7 days a week service to 7:00 P.M. for 
$86,331. He said that he is recommending the option of weekday 
service to 7:00 P.M. 

Commissioner Flynn said that he would support retention of the 7 day 
a week service which would be no greater subsidy than what occurs in 
other areas of the City. 

Commissioner Lenvin said that she supported weekday service. She 
asked what the usage is on the weekend. 

Mr. Paul Toliver, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied 
that weekend passenger loads average 1.9 persons per trip. 

Commissioner Sanger asked whether there are other lines that have end 
segments with lower counts than what is contained in the material 
furnished to the Commission. Mr. Lawrence Florin, Transit Planner, 
replied that those lines are not the lowest, but none are lower than 
the 19-POLK. 

Mr. Nothenberg said the staff has been asked by the Board of 
Supervisors to prepare service cuts ranging from 2-1/2% to 5% for 
submittal by September 1, 1985. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to adopt the staff recommendation of 5 day 
a week service. The motion died for lack of a second. 

Mrs. Willis, representing the neighborhood, spoke in favor of 

retaining the service. She said that the statistics used for 

comparison were for longer distances, therefore, the ridership 
appears higher. 

Commissioner Flynn continued this matter to July 23, 1985. 

Commissioner Sanger requested a comparison of patronage with the 
additional lines that are at the low end of end-of-segment patronage 
and, if possible, convert it for one quarter mile segments. Also he 
said he wanted to know the number of passengers on a daily basis that 
are represented by the various proposals, both inside and outside the 
gate. 

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Item No. 17 -- Discussion of Water Department land management policy 
issues, and consideration of surplus properties. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested annual adjustments on agricultural 
leases in accordance with the consumer price index. It was agreed to 
add an escalation clause in future agricultural leases. 

When land is submitted to the Commission to be declared surplus, 
Commissioner Lenvin requested that the Commission be informed as to 
the reason the property was originally acquired and why it is now 
considered surplus. 

Ms. Mathea Falco, Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, Public 
Utilities Commission, stated that the parcels which are before the 
Commission today were acquired as part of the Spring Valley holdings, 
many of which had no direct Water Department use. 

Commissioner Sanger said that his philosophy is that the Commission 
should dispose of property if we have no use for it and if disposal 
will bring a higher return than retention on a long term rental rate 
of return basis. Regarding the properties presented as surplus, 
Commissioner Sanger said that there is no assurance that we will 
obtain bids based upon their residential value since they are zoned 
for agricultural use. He pointed out that no evaluation had been 
made to determine if we would get more money by pursuing the rezoning 
ourselves. He added that there should be independent appraisals for 
the four properties which we believe have high values. 

Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, said that he would 
check, but he believes the Commission would need the concurrence of 
the Real Estate Department to obtain an outside appraisal. 

Commissioner Lenvin said that we need to dedicate some resources and 
City Attorney resources to make sure that we have a state of the art 
lease document. 

Commissioner Sanger requested a strategy consideration where the 
price of the property is affected by rezoning. 

Consideration of the surplus properties was continued for the 
requested information. 

******** 

Commissioner Sanger was excused at 4:07 P.M. 

Report of the General Manager 

Municipal Railway Budget 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that the Board of Supervisors will be 
considering the budget this week under instructions from its Finance 
Committee to approve only six months of spending. The Board intends 
to have each department submit a series of permanent service cuts by 
September 1, 1985 of a minimum of 2-1/2% going up to 5% to be 
instituted by January 1, 1986. The City can no longer continue to 
subsidize general fund departments to the extent it has in the past. 
Staff is preparing these for submission in the near future. Included 
in this year's budget is the anticipation that we will continue to 
receive all of the revenue sharing and operating assistance funds we 
have received in the past, totaling $14.3 million. There is no 
question that the amount will be reduced, but we don't know by how 
much. The City is also faced with the Gann spending limitation. 



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Assuming that these negative scenarios materialize, staff will 
present a fare adjustment proposal before the end of the year. If we 
are required to take expenditure cuts, we must do so in a way to 
bring the entire level of expenditure down. We will not cut support 
functions to keep service running at a level which cannot be 
maintained by those support areas. 

******** 

Resolution No. 85-0290 — Awarding Contract Ho. WD-1827R to the 
second low bidder, Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., Nationwide Construction 
Consultants, Inc. and Frank H. Mock, a joint venture. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that this is a "set aside" contract where the 
lowest bidder did not meet the "set aside" requirements. Therefore, 
staff has recommended award to the lowest qualified bidder meeting 
the "set aside" requirements. 

Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, stated that the 
protest letter submitted on behalf of W. J. Gaffney, Inc., the lowest 
bidder, attacks the City's entire minority contracting process. We 
reject the contentions made in the letter. The City is in litigation 
concerning its policy. 

Mr. Bill Gaffney said that his company bid the job without any 
minority joint venture partnerships because he employes between 60 
and 70 percent minorities. He said that he wishes to be considered 
for the job because he does have an affirmative action program. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked if under the ordinance by which we operate 
the Commission is obligated to award this contract to Stacy & 
Witbeck. Mr. Krueger replied that the Commission is obligated not to 
award it to W. J. Gaffney, Inc. based upon the determination of the 
contract compliance officer that Gaffney is not a qualified minority 
contractor or reject all bids. 

Mr. Gaffney alleged that a phony joint venture was formed so as to 
comply with the ordinance. 

On motion of Commissioner Barletta, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin, 
this contract was awarded to Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., Nationwide 
Construction Consultants, Inc. and Frank H. Mock, a joint venture. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:46 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

July 23, 1985 



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PUBLiC L: 



COMMISSIONERS 



Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:25 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of July 9, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0295 GM Rescheduling the regular meeting of August 13, 1985 
to Tuesday, August 6, 1985, at 2:00 P.M., in Room 
282, City Hall, San Francisco, California. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

15-0294 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$55,779.71. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0296 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$1,248.33 and collections in the amount of $9,908.78 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of June 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0297 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$109,050.36, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of June 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



15-11: 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0298 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1936, San Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0299 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-718, Eleanor Dam, Repair and Seal 
Face. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0300 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1890, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk 
Openings for the San Francisco Water Department for 
the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1985, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 7 in the amount of $101,275.00; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $88,595.32 
to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., and West Bay 
Contractors-Engineers, Inc., a Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0301 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-716, Replace Floor Coverings, Moccasin 
Administration Building and Intake Dormitory, as 
satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $4,091.70 to Diede 
Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0302 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-726, Oakdale Portal, Lower Drainage Channel, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $1,362.16; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $1,771.80 
to John Masson, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0303 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to circulate to private firms a Request for 
Qualifications to bid on a contract to design, 
install, and maintain a maximum of 1000 commercial 
and non-commercial transit shelters along Municipal 
Railway routes. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0304 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to provide service 
on line 19-POLK outbound along the existing routes 
terminating at the Cafeteria Terminal opposite 
Building 214 in the Triple A Shipyard seven days a 
week from the first run to approximately 7:00 P.M. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 
Noes - Sanger 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0305 MR Commending Arthur J. Franke for his 38 years of 
service to the City and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0306 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway, acting through the 
Director of Purchasing and Services, to execute a 
Personal Services Agreement with Jeri L. Mersky for 
the provision of staffing services for the Joint 
Labor Management Board, for the period ending June 
'30, 1986, for an amount not to exceed $40,668.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0307 WD Declaring that certain .26 acre of City-owned land 

being a portion of Parcel 1254(1) of the Bay Division 
Pipeline Nos. 1 and 2 right of way and a portion of 
the adjacent vacated Madrone Street containing .19 
acre surplus to the needs of the Water Department and 
authorizing the Director of Property to prepare the 
necessary legislation for their sale, in the amount 
of $29,300.00, to the City of Newark. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0308 WD Authorizing the Water Department to enter into a 
lease agreement with the Port Commission for the 
lease of space at Pier 33 to house Water Department 
staff assigned to the Waterfront. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0309 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to execute an Agreement consenting to General Motors' 
assignment of its rights and obligations under the 
September 10, 1974 Agreement to New United Motor 
Manufacturing, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0310 CC Declaring seven parcels located in Alameda county, 
approximately 49 acres, surplus to the needs of the 
Water Department, and authorizing the Director of 
Property to prepare the necessary legislation for 
their sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
Noes - Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0311 CC Declaring two parcels located in Santa Clara county, 
approximately 104 acres, surplus to the needs of the 
Water Department, and authorizing the Director of 
Property to prepare the necessary legislation for 
their sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Barletta 
Noes - Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0312 E Approving Debit Modifications Nos. 152, 153 and 154 
to Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-684, 
Rehabilitation of Cable Car Barn and Associated 
Trackway, for additional work at a cost of 
$42,908.00, Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0313 E Approving Debit Modification No. 155 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-684, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Barn and Associated Trackway, for additional work 
at a cost of $105,858.00, Tutor-Saliba , Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0314 E Approving Debit Modifications Nos. 156 and 157 to 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-684, Rehabilitation 
of Cable Car Barn and Associated Trackway, for 
additional work at a cost of $58,438.66, 
Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0315 E Approving Debit Modification No. 158 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-684, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Barn and Associated Trackway, for additional work 
at a cost of $45,000.00, Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0316 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
apply for, accept, and expend $85,000.00 of 
Department of Energy and Urban Consortium funds for 
energy management activities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Municipal Railway Fares 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated 
that a committee of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District proposed a 
significant fare increase which is scheduled to go into effect in 
September, 1985. Also, depending upon the outcome of federal action 
regarding Section 9 and revenue sharing funds, AC Transit is likely 
to do the same. He said that it is his recommendation that the 
Commission not consider cash fare increases until Congressional 
action has been finalized which he expected would be in late 
September. He announced that on September 1, 1985 the one year 
reduction of the Fast Pass price will end and the price will return 
to $24.00. 

Transit Impact Development Fee 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that staff has been meeting with the Bureau 
of Building Inspection and the Department of City Planning to 
determine the situation with regard to the allegation that properties 
eligible to be billed the Transit Impact Development fee have not 
been billed. He said that that is not the case. There is one 
building at 1170 Market Street which was not reported to our staff by 
the Bureau of Building Inspection. For that building we will start 
the process. There are three buildings which we have in our files 
for which we have not received a notice of temporary permit of 
occupancy. We have determined that a temporary permit has been 
issued, so we billed them for a total of $1.2 million. One 
additional building remains in our files, for which we need to make a 
determination. 

Overall, we have billed $18.3 million. Fifteen buildings are paying 
on an installment basis. There are a number of projects which will 
require legal interpretation to determine if they are within the 
district, for example, buildings on the west side of Van Ness Avenue 
which have an address on a side street. There does not appear to be 
an escapement of the fee. We will continue to work with the other 
two departments to assure that all fees that should be billed are in 
fact billed. 

Commissioner Sanger pointed out that we are not required to issue a 
bill or invoice. According to the ordinance the fee becomes due. We 
use the billing mechanism as a reminder. Commissioner Sanger asked 
staff to report .on whether the ordinance provides for interest. If 
so, interest would accrue even if we had not rendered a bill. 

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Resolution No. 85-0304 — Revising service on line 19-POLK, providing 
continuation of service into the Triple A Shipyard 7 days per week 
until 7:00 P.M. (Continued from July 9, 1985.) 

Mr. Paul Toliver, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, 
described the current service and presented ridership data on the 
proposed alternatives and on comparable end of line segments. 

Commissioner Sanger said that based upon the data presented, he was 
prepared to support the 7:00 P.M. weekday proposal. 



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Commissioner Flynn moved approval of continuing to operate the 
19-POLK 7 days per week, until 7:00 P.M., into the Triple A 
Shipyard. Commissioner Barletta seconded. On the question, 
Commissioners Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin and Barletta voted "aye". 
Commissioner Sanger voted "no". 

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Resolution No. 85-0303 — Authorized the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to circulate a Request for Qualifications to bid on the 
Advertising Transit Shelter contract. 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that staff reviewed comments from prospective 
bidders regarding the draft request for proposals (RFP). He 
recommended amendment of the RFP in accordance with the staff 
response to bidders' comments. 

Mr. Nothenberg raised the issue of submitting the revised RFP to the 
Board of Supervisors for approval. Commissioner Sanger expressed the 
opinion that this Commission's obligation has been met by submission 
of the original draft to the Board of Supervisors. He said that it 
will be up to the industry to demonstrate through the proposal 
process whether transit advertising shelters will be acceptable in 
San Francisco. Ultimately, it will be up to the Board of Supervisors 
to approve any program. 

Mr. Mark Weisman, Transit Planner, Planning and Development, answered 
questions from the Commission regarding the bidders' comments and the 
staff response to those comments. After discussion of the RFP, 
consideration was continued until August 27, 1985 to allow time for 
further comments by prospective bidders and to allow staff time to 
revise the RFP. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he did not believe the letter of credit 
amount should be reduced or paid in installments. He added that he 
would like to see points given for design of a shelter which includes 
litter receptacles, newspaper racks and other amenities which would 
incorporate street furniture into the shelter. 

Mr. Nothenberg pointed out that including newspaper racks would cause 
problems, such as, how many racks and who gets in. It would not 
reduce newsracks on the street. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked if points are given for experience in the 
shelter business. Mr. Weisman replied that a committee will screen 
bidders regarding their financial, management, advertising, marketing 
and sales capability to put up a 1000 shelter program. 

Mr. Nothenberg recommended using the request for qualifications 
process to prescreen bidders. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Sanger, 
the General Manager was authorized to circulate a request for 
qualifications to undertake a transit shelter program. Resolution 
No. 85-0303 was unanimously adopted. 

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Resolutions Nos. 85-0310 and 85-0311 — Declaring surplus seven 
parcels of land in Alameda county and two parcels in Santa Clara 
county. 



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Mr. Wallace Wortman, Director of Property, described the parcels and 
the factors used in determining appraised value. He said that the 
properties would be sold at public auction. Although the Charter 
allows for sale at 90% of the appraised value, he said that he 
expects the sale price to be at or above the appraised value. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he was comfortable getting rid of 
remnant parcels, but he did not see any urgency to sell portions 
adjacent to watershed lands simply because they are a little outside 
the drainage basin, unless the return is very high. He moved to 
declare surplus parcels A-G in Alameda county. Commissioner Lenvin 
seconded. On the question, Commissioners Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin and 
Barletta voted "aye". Commissioner Flynn voted "no". 

Commissioner Flynn moved to declare surplus two parcels in Santa 
Clara county. Commissioner Barletta seconded. On the question, 
Commissioners Giraudo, Flynn and Barletta voted "aye", Commissioners 
Sanger and Lenvin voted "no". 

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Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



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Rudolf Nothenberg 
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Romaine A. Boldridge 
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Call to Order: 2:14 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Commissioner John Sanger, 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: Vice President H. Welton Flynn 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of July 23, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0317 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $32,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0318 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-748, Rock River Lime Plant and 
Cottage, Pave Access Roadway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0319 HH Approving Debit Modification No. 4 to Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. HH-724, Market Street, Fremont to Jones 
Streets, Trolley Overhead Reconstruction and Related 
Work, for additional work at a cost of $8,600.00, 
Comstock/Ruiz, A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0320 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a contract modification with Ripley 
Associates for services on the Market Street 
Planning Project, increasing the contract amount by 
$5,000.00, and extending the contract completion 
date to October 1, 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0321 MR Declaring an emergency in accordance with the 
provisions of Sections 6.30 and 21.25 of the 
Administrative Code, and approving the expenditure of 
funds to relocate employees occupying asbestos 
contaminated office space in the portion of the 
Presidio Facility designated as 2610 and 2620 Geary 
Boulevard. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0322 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to enter into a 
contract with Abbett Electric Corporation for the 
provision and installation of 15 auxiliary propulsion 
units on Municipal Railway Flyer trolley coaches, for 
an amount not to exceed $292,530.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0323 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway, acting through the 
Director of Purchasing and Services, to execute a 
Personal Services Agreement with Alan Browning for 
the provision of staffing services for the Joint 
Labor Management Board, for the period ending June 
30, 1986, for an amount not to exceed $20,334.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0324 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with 
Dean R. Brown, a sole proprietor, for data processing 
professional services, for the amount of $25,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution waa adopted: 

85-0325 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation for 
$216,291.00 of Transportation Development Act 
improvement allowance monies to match the Urban Mass 
Transportation Administration Section 9 grant 
purchase of Municipal Railway equipment. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0326 E Rejecting all bids received, Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-752, Slope Protection at Kirkwood Penstock 
Valve House, and authorizing the readvertising of the 
contract under Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-752R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0327 E Rejecting all bids received, Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1916, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Clipper Street between Castro and 
Dolores Streets, and authorizing the readvertising of 
the contract under Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1916R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0328 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-730R, Replace, 
Repair and Paint Trolley Poles, in the amount of 
$439,460.00, to L.K. Comstock & Company, Inc., 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0329 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to negotiate and enter into a Professional 
Services Agreement with Corrpro for cathodic 
protection studies and the final design of a cathodic 
protection system, for an amount not to exceed 
$140,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Lenvin, Barletta 
Abstain - Sanger 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0330 E Approving Debit Modification No. 78 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-820, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Trackway, Mechanical Components, for additional 
work at a cost of $192,459.00, Tutor-Saliba , 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0331 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a contract modification with Danville 
Research for technical consulting services related to 
vehicle claims reporting and vehicle maintenance, for 
an amount not to exceed $120,000.00, and for a period 
not to exceed 12 months. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Impact of the Federal Budget 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, said that 
he received information to the effect that Section 9 funding for the 
Municipal Railway will be cut 15%. It is not clear at this time if 
that will be from the operating side or the capital side. He said 
that he anticipates a cut of 15% in operating subsidies which would 
be a $1 million to $1.5 million loss this year. The anticipated 
revenue increase from allowing the Fast Pass price to return to 
$24.00 as of September 1, 1985 is $1.8 million for the remainder of 
the fiscal year. If these predictions are correct we will cover the 
budget for this year. However, this does not address the Board of 
Supervisors' plan to reduce our budget by 5% in order to recapture 
some of the General Fund's expense. Revenue sharing is due to expire 
in the next federal fiscal year. Unless revenue sharing is 
reauthorized and funded, the City as a whole will lose $22 million. 
This year the Municipal Railway will receive almost $6 million from 
revenue sharing. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he was equally concerned about the 
relationship between the Fast Pass price and the cash fare as the 
level of the cash fare itself. He added that he did not want to see 
the Fast Pass maintained at a ratio of 40 rides. 

Mr. Nothenberg agreed. He said that it is his opinion that there 
must be a cash fare increase in the foreseeable future. There does 
not appear to be any way of avoiding the Gann limitation other than 
to increase revenues from sources other than from the proceeds of 
taxes. 

Commissioner Sanger asked that staff compile a list of potential 
service additions which have been requested and which staff believes 
are supportable if funds were available, include the cost of those 
services and the service which has just been approved. 

Commissioner Lenvin said that it would be her preference to look at a 
fare increase rather than reductions in service. 

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Hazardous Waste 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that a letter had been received from the 
State Department of Health Services regarding the University Mound 
site stating that the site has been cleaned up adequately and that no 
health hazard exists. 

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Resolution No. 85-0321 — Declaring an emergency and approving 
expenditure of funds to relocate employees occupying asbestos 
contaminated office space in a portion of 2610 and 2620 Geary 
Boulevard. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the law requires that the City notify 
everyone who worked in that environment that they are entitled to a 
free health examination. He said that such notices have been sent to 
all of the people who we know worked there. We are beginning to get 
responses from persons wanting the examination. We will contract 
with the Occupational Health Section at San Francisco General 
Hospital to provide the examinations. All employees have been moved 
out of the area. Staff has looked at other facilities and no other 
asbestos problems have been found. 

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Resolution No. 85-0326 — Rejecting all bids for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH752, and authorizing readvertisement . 

Mr. George Drew, an engineer with the apparent low bidder, Soil 
Engineering Construction, Inc., said that he understood that the 
fatal flaw in his bid was that he did not sign the page to provide 
10% minority subcontractors. He said that there is no work which 
could be subcontracted. He said he could provide more than 10% of 
the value of the contract in supplies and materials, and indicated 
this in his bid. 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Director, MBE/Contract Compliance said that all bid 
documents were submitted to the City Attorney's office and their 
opinion is that the bid was not responsive. A minority supplier was 
not identified in the bid documents. Other bidders did respond 
positively regarding subcontracting but their bids were higher. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Sanger, 
all bids were rejected and readvertisement was authorized. 

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Resolution No. 85-0328 — Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-730R 

Mr. Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC, said 
that when the bids were initially reviewed it appeared that both the 
low bidder and the second low bidder would be recipients of the 5% 
bid preference for local contractors, and therefore, it would not 
affect the outcome of the award. Upon further investigation Mr. 
Arnold Baker advised that L. K. Comstock & Company, Inc., the low 
bidder, should not be considered a local firm, so staff prepared 
materials to award to Abbett Electric Corporation. L. K. Comstock 
submitted a protest which resulted in still further investigation. 

Mr. Baker stated that he is now prepared to reverse his earlier 
opinion and approve local preference for L. K. Comstock & Company, 
Inc. Initially, the bid submitted by L. K. Comstock did not indicate 
the firm was applying for the local preference. The firm was 
contacted by telephone and stated they wanted the preference. 
Following two random site investigations to 188 Hooper Street, San 
Francisco, when the office was not open, a denial letter was sent. 
In response, Mr. Baker said that the firm invited him to tour their 
office. He said that he found that the office did not have a 
secretary, but various files were maintained in the office, there was 
a fabrication area, a field engineering area and the rolling stock 
bears the 188 Hooper Street address. Although the firm is 
incorporated in Connecticut and has a regional office in Walnut 
Creek, California, their business tax records show that they have 
been doing business in San Francisco since 1972. 

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On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin, 
Contract No. HH730R was awarded to L. K. Comstock & Company, Inc., 
the low bidder. 

Resolution No. 85-0329 -- Authorizing a professional services 
agreement with Corrpro for cathodic protection studies. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved, Commissioner Barletta seconded, to allow 
Commissioner Sanger to abstain from voting on this matter. The 
motion was adopted. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved approval of the agreement. Commissioner 
Barletta seconded. Resolution No. 85-0329 was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:56 P.M. 



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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

August 27, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of August 6, 1985 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in executive session: 

85-0333 CC Approving settlement in the case of Betchart, et al 
vs City and County of San Francisco and authorizing 
execution of an easement deed granting plaintiffs a 
right-of-way over a watershed property. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0332 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$24,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0334 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$80.00 and collections in the amount of $9,601.90 for 
payment of damage claims which the Municipal Railway 
has against miscellaneous debtors, for the month of 
July 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0335 CC Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$116,669.58, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of July 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0336 FM Approving amendment of Rule 6, Rules and Regulations, 
Public Utilities Commission Revolving Funds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0337 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-926, Kirkland Division: Bus Yard 
Pavement Resurfacing. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0338 HH Rejecting all bids received, Hetch Hetchy Contract 

No. HH-754, Transit Power Substations, Repair Leaks, 
and authorizing the readvertising of the contract 
under Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-754R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0339 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-723R, Tunnels 

and Pipelines, General Repairs, San Joaquin Pipelines 
No. 1, 2 and 3, Raise Valve Boxes, in the amount of 
$37,777.00 for Alternate C, to Cunningham & Sons, 
Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0340 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-749, 

Moccasin-Newark Transmission Line, Paint Steel 
Towers, in the amount of $90,000.00, to Redwood 
Painting Co., Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0341 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1748R, Lake 
Merced Pump Station, Standby Power Facilities, in the 
amount of $481,387.00 for Alternate 2, to A. Ruiz 
Construction Co., & Assoc, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0342 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1912, 
8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Burrows 
Street between Hamilton and Bowdoin, in the net 
amount of $26,050.00, to Uniacke Contruction, Inc., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0343 MR Approving Debit/Credit Modifications Nos. 159 through 
164 to Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-684, 
Rehabilitation of Cable Car Barn and Associated 
Trackway, for additional work at a cost of 
$50,498.22, Tutor-Saliba, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0344 GM Rescheduling the regular meeting of September 10, 

1985 to Tuesday, September 17, 1985, at 2:00 P.M., in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, California; and 
rescheduling the regular meeting of September 24, 
1985 to Tuesday, October 1, 1985, at 2:00 P.M., in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, California. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0345 GM Approving the appointment made by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities of William G. Stead as General 
Manager, Municipal Railway, effective September 16, 
1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0346 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to circulate a Request for Proposals from private 
firms to design, install, and maintain a maximum of 
1000 commercial and non-commercial transit shelters 
along Municipal Railway routes. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0347 GM Setting the date of Monday, September 16, 1985, at 

5:30 P.M. in Room 1194, State Office Building and, if 
needed, continuing to Tuesday, September 17, 1985, at 
2:00 P.M., in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, 
California, for a public hearing to consider 
suspension of a portion of the Municipal Railway 
monthly adult Fast Pass price. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
Noes - Giraudo 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0348 GM Setting the date of Monday, September 16, 1985, at 

5:30 P.M. in Room 1194, State Office Building and, if 
needed, continuing to Tuesday, September 17, 1985, at 
2:00 P.M., in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, 
California, for a public hearing to consider adoption 
of a revised schedule of rates, fares and charges to 
be charged by the Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
Noes - Giraudo 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0349 MR Authorizing minor route revision to line 

52-EXCELSIOR, relocating line northbound from Duncan 
Street onto Diamond Heights Boulevard to serve 
handicapped residents. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0350 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-950, Woods Division: Transmission 
Dynamometer Installation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0351 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-924, 

Various Locations, Electronic Security Systems, in 
the amount of $512,137.24, to the second low bidder, 
ADT Security Systems, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
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Commissioner Giraudo was excused at 3:40 P.M. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0352 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify a 

contract with Booz-Allen & Hamilton for engineering 
services related to the completion of Phase II LRV 
vehicle modification, increasing the contract amount 
by $270,000.00, and extending the completion date to 
June 1, 1986. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0353 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a Contract Modification with C.G. 
Computer, Inc. for the continuance of technical 
consulting services for a period not to exceed 12 
months, and for an amount not to exceed $52,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0354 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a Contract Modification with 
Information System Associates for the continuance of 
technical consulting services for a period not to 
exceed 12 months, and for an amount not to exceed 
$70,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0355 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an Agreement with CalTrans for the 
continued operation of an expanded shuttle bus 
program between the CalTrain Terminal at 4th and 
Townsend and the Downtown Area, for Fiscal Year 
1985-86. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

Commissioner Giraudo returned 3:48 P.M. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0356 CC Awarding grazing lease to Ernest J. Pombo, for Parcel 
No. 13 consisting of 160 acres in Alameda County, in 
the amount of $3,040.00 per year, for a five-year 
term commencing November 1, 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0357 CC Awarding grazing lease to Boyd M. Olney, Jr., dba 

Four Bar Cattle Company, for Parcel No. 34 consisting 
of 1200 acres in Alameda County, in the amount of 
$30,000.00 per year, for a five-year term commencing 
November 1, 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0358 CC Awarding grazing lease to Stanley Garcia, for Parcel 
No. 42 consisting of 715 acres in Alameda County, in 
the amount of $16,802.50 per year, for a five-year 
term commencing November 1, 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0359 CC Awarding grazing lease to Jack Bohan, for Parcel No. 
51 consisting of 67 acres in Santa Clara County, in 
the amount of $1,072.00 per year, for a five-year 
term commencing November 1, 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0360 CC Awarding grazing lease to Dennis Tosta, for Parcel 

No. 60 consisting of 142 acres in Alameda County, in 
the amount of $2,272.00 per year, for a five-year 
term commencing November 1, 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0361 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-703, No. 33 Ashbury Extension, 
Trolley Overhead Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0362 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-744, Cherry-Eleanor, Pumping Station. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0363 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-757, Kirkwood 

Powerhouse Addition, in the amount of $10,819,566.00, 
to Tutor-Saliba Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0364 E Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1925, Paint 
Exterior of Corporation Yard Buildings in San 
Francisco, in the amount of $57,320.00, to Gitane 
Painting & Waterproofing, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0365 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

request proposals from consulting firms to provide 
engineering design and construction documents for the 
San Andreas Water Filtration Plant, Expansion, and 
final studies and conceptual design for the Crystal 
Springs Water Filtration Plant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-0366 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

request proposals from consulting firms to perform 
comprehensive studies and analysis and prepare the 
draft Environmental Impact Report for the Crystal 
Springs Water Filtration Plant Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0367 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, to execute 
Amendment No. 5 to a Professional Services Agreement 
with Kaiser Engineers/DMJM for additional consulting 
services in connection with the Geneva Carbarn Site, 
in the amount of $9,680.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0368 E Approving Debit. Modification No 3 to Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. HH-675R, Bryant Building, New Shop and 
Storage Facilities, for additional work at a cost of 
$68,521.00, Anderson Contractors, Inc., Contractor; 
and authorizing the transfer of funds in the amount 
of $84,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Introduction of Old Business 

Commissioner Flynn noted that many articulated buses are not pulling 
into bus zones on Van Ness Avenue. He urged compliance with the 
rules. 

Introduction of New Business 

President Giraudo announced that the Commission met in executive 
session and approved settlement in the case known as Betchart, et al 
v. City and County of San Francisco. 

Report of the General Manager 

Toxic Waste and Hazardous Materials 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the District Attorney assigned an investigator to determine if 
there had been any criminal liability regarding the handling of toxic 
and hazardous materials at University Mound. The finding was that 
there was no criminal liability but that all City Departments are 
undertrained and under informed regarding the purchase, use, storage 
and disposal of products containing any of the almost 200 substances 
designated as being hazardous. The City has appointed a committee, 
headed by the Chief Administrative Officer, to develop a citywide 
policy. Our departments are currently taking an inventory of all 
materials used. We will need to make an investment in staff or 
outside expertise to come into compliance with the law. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested that a survey be undertaken to identify 
those materials which should be replaced with a less hazardous 
substance. 

Mr. Nothenberg replied that the Safety Officer will be approving all 
purchase orders. He will verify the contents before placing the 
order and use substitute materials where possible. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that, he concurs with the recommendations in the 
District. Attorney's report, that a central City authority be formed to 
deal with the question of hazardous materials and that the City 
obtain a disposal site. 

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Resolution No. 85-0345 — Approving the appointment of William G. 
Stead as General Manager, Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Nothenberg expressed his appreciation to the three Deputy General 
Managers who have held the organization together for the last six 
months: Mr. Paul Toliver, Deputy General Manager, Operations; Ms. 
Ann Branston, Deputy General Manager, Equipment Maintenance; and Mr. 
Edward Pearson, Deputy General Manager, Facilities Maintenance. 

President Giraudo welcomed Mr. Stead to the position of General 
Manager, Municipal Railway and also to the City of San Francisco. 

Mr. Stead said that he was honored to accept the position, and said 
that he was exhilarated at the opportunity to come to San Francisco. 

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Resolution No. 85-0347 and 85-0348 setting the date of Monday, 
September 16, 1985 at 5:30 P.M. for a public hearing to consider 
suspension of a portion of the Fast Pass price and to consider 
adoption of a revised schedule of rates, fares and charges. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the department is required to submit a plan 
to the Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors stating how we 
would manage if there were a 2-1/2 to 5 percent budget cut in general 
fund support. He said that staff is preparing a package of service 
reductions which will be presented to the Commission on September 17, 
1985. The package will then be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors 
in letter form, stating this is how we will take the cuts. One way 
to stave off service reductions is to generate more nongeneral fund 
revenue. It is in this interest that staff is seeking a new fare 
structure . 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that the Board of Supervisors is desirous of 
keeping the Fast Pass price at $20.00 until a new fare structure is 
in effect. Therefore, a hearing is requested to consider this matter 
also. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he had no problem with a fare 
increase. However, he would like to see it packaged with some 
service improvements. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to schedule these matters on the night of 
September 16, 1985 and continue it to the afternoon of September 17, 
1985. Commissioner Barletta seconded. Commissioner Sanger said that 
in order to avoid having the same people testify both days the 
hearing should be noticed for the 16th with a statement that if the 
hearing is not completed on the night of the 16th it will be 
continued . 

******** 

Resolution No. 85-0346 — Authorizing a request for proposals for a 
transit shelter program. 

President. Giraudo asked for clarification regarding the ratio of 
advertising to nonadver tising shelters. 

Mr. Mark Weisman, Transit Planner, replied that the RFP calls for the 
contractor to bid the ratio. The program calls for 350 shelters to 
be built, the first year. The contractor will bid how many of those 
will be advertising and how many will be nonadver tising shelters. 
The contractor is in the best position to determine how many of each 
will make the program economically feasible. 



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Mr. Nothenberg added that once the contract is awarded the 
construction schedule will reflect the ratio of advertising to 
nonadvertising shelters. 

Commissioner Sanger pointed out that the RFP requires the contractor 
to replace existing shelters, of which approximately two thirds are 
nonadvertising shelters. In effect we are establishing a floor for 
nonadvertising shelters equal to the number of replacement 
nonadvertising shelters. 

It was agreed that the President would send a letter to the Board of 
Supervisors advising them that the RFP has been approved and of the 
procedures taken prior to its approval. 

******** 

President Giraudo was excused at 3:40 P.M. and returned at 3:48 P.M. 

******** 

Resolutions No. 85-0356, 85-0357, 85-0358, 85-0359 and 85-0360 — 
Awarding grazing leases in Alameda and Santa Clara counties. 

Commissioner Sanger questioned the low rental prices bid for some of 
the parcels. He requested an evaluation regarding a justification 
for retaining parcels number 8, 52 and 53 or information as to how 
they fit into watershed protection given a proposed five year lease 
at a sum that makes no difference to us from a revenue point of view. 

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Resolution No. 85-0363 — Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-757, 
Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition, to Tutor-Saliba Corporation. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that this contract would not be approved until 
the necessary environmental clearances are received, but we need to 
get the process underway so that we can proceed when the negative 
declaration is received. The Controller will not certify the 
contract until the negative declaration is received. 

Commissioner Sanger said that the Commission should certify before 
taking action that it has read and acknowledged the findings of 
whatever environmental documentation there is. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC, said 
that he had been operating on the advice of counsel. We don't intend 
to issue a notice to proceed before we have a clearance. 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Director, MBE/Contract Compliance said that in 
evaluating the bids it was found that Homer J. Olsen and Rosendin, a 
joint venture, met all of the MBE/WBE requirements. They are the 
third low bidder. The second low bidder, Robbelen, met the MBE 
requirement and the WBE requirement, if the WBE is certified. We are 
still checking on the certification. Tutor-Saliba, the low bidder, 
has 17.5 percent MBE and 3.1 percent WBE. When queried about, this, 
they wrote a letter saying they thought they could achieve 24 percent 
MBE participation. 

In reply to questions by Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Baker said that the 

goals for this contract, are 30 percent MBE and 10 percent WBE. And, 

Tutor-Saliba has the same WBE on which his office is checking the 
certification. 

Mr. Jed said that there is about a $2 million difference between the 

low bidder and the next lowest, bidder. We are in a time crunch as a 

result, of accelerating the project by nine months to get the runoff 
in the spring of 1987. 

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Commissioner Sanger said that the other factor is if we miss a year's 
runoff, it's worth $3 million to $4 million. 

Mr. Edward Allison, an attorney with the firm of Graham & James, 
representing Homer J. Olsen, Inc. and Rosendin Electric, said that a 
listed subcontractor cannot be changed for the reason that they don't 
happen to be a WBE . He said that his client is entitled to a 10% bid 
preference for MBE and LBE , local business enterprise. That reduces 
its gross bid to $12,706,081, which makes them the second low bidder 
on the basis of the alternates upon which the Commission proposes to 
award to Tutor-Saliba . On that basis, he requested that the 
Commission give serious consideration to awarding this contract to 
the Olsen/Rosendin Electric, joint venture. 

Commissioner Flynn suggested that Mr. Baker try to get Tutor-Saliba 

to come up to 24%, and if they can't, assuming that their WBE is 

lost, they will have 18%. If the WBE doesn't hold, settle the thing 
for this time. 

Mr. Robert Williams, the MBE and Affirmative Action Officer for 
Rosendin Electric, said that his firm had to determine MBE/WBE 
certification before claiming its percentages. The other issue he 
pointed out is that once there is a named subcontractor you cannot 
substitute unless you have good cause. He said that it's difficult 
to bid jobs cognizant of the MBE and WBE goals if they are going to 
be cast away. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to award the contract to Tutor-Saliba. 
Commissoner Lenvin seconded. Commissioner Flynn amended the motion 
to state that the Contract Compliance, MBE Officer be charged with 
the responsibility of seeking the goal of 24% as a condition of 
award, or as close to 24% as can be attained. Commissioners Sanger - 
and Lenvin accepted the amendment. 

Resolution No. 85-0363 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:32 P.M. 



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Dianne Feinstein 
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^. Special Meeting 

Room 1194, State Office Building 
5:30 P.M. 



September 16, 1985 



COMMISSIONERS 



PUBLIC LIBRAnr 



Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department . 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 5:40 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: Commissioner John Sanger 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

Items No. 3 and 4 were called together. 

(3) Authorizing the General Manager to present to the Board of 
Supervisors the service modifications described in the report 
titled "Potential Municipal Railway Service Modifications," as 
the method to reduce the Municipal Railway's - General Fund 
revenue requirements if that becomes necessary. 

( 4) Public Hearing 

(a) To consider adoption of a modified schedule of Rates, 
Fares and Charges for the San Francisco Municipal Railway. 

(b) To consider a revised transfer policy. 

(c) To consider an interim Fast Pass price reduction and 
associated amendments to the BART Pass Agreement. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
presented an overview of these items. He said that there will be a 
shortfall in the City's general fund which is aggravated by the 
elimination of federal revenue sharing and the phasing out of 
federal operating assistance. In trying to deal with the general 
fund problem, the Board of Supervisors has asked each agency 
dependent upon the general fund to submit information as to how the 
agency would cut its services if required to do so. In fiscal year 
1985-86 the Municipal Railway is due to receive $105.2 million from 
the general fund. Assuming no increase in fares or service, the 
Municipal Railway will require an additional $22.2 million in 
1986-87 and another increase of $16.5 million in 1987-88. The fare 
package before the Commission will produce an additional $6 million 
which will make up the anticipated general fund reduction pending 
before the Board of Supervisors. Also before the Commission, is a 
change in the transfer policy which is intended to reduce abuse of 
the transfer system; the list of proposed service cuts requested by 
the Board of Supervisors; and the restoration of the $20.00 Fast 
Pass for the time between the Commission's action and implementation 
of the new fares. The entire package is recommended to prevent 
service cuts, layoffs and the disruption that would result from cuts 
in service. 

President Giraudo opened the public hearing. 

Mr. Bruce Marshall, representing the Muni Coalition, spoke in favor 
of collecting the Transit Impact Development Fee at the rate of 
$9.00 per square foot to offset the Municipal Railway's costs and 
retaining the current transfer policy. 



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Ms. Doris Kahn, Member, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, said 
that there may be further cuts in state assistance to the Municipal 
Railway. She supported the 15jzf fare for senior citizens, increased 
services for the paratransit program and no raise in the student 
fare. 

Mr. Walter O'Donnell, representing the Central City District 
Council, spoke in favor of collecting the Transit Impact Development 
Fee and said that the elderly should not have to pay for paratransit 
services . 

Mr. Jerry Peters, President of the Coalition of Agencies Serving the 
Elderly, said that transportation is essential to the elderly. He 
said that a survey had been conducted of senior citizens and found 
that the majority supported raising the senior fare to 15^ provided 
an increase of $1 million is made available for door to door 
services . 

The following speakers supported the 15gf senior fare if $1 million 
is used for paratransit services: 

Ms. Marion Hewitt, President of Commission on Aging Advisory 

Council 
Mr. Joe Mignola, representing the United Way Adult Day Health 

Task Force 
Fr. Patrick Lewis, of the Paratransit Coordinating Council 
Ms. Nancy Brundy, Director of the Adult Day Health Care Center 
Mr. Bill Dunn, a senior citizen 
Mr. Bruce Oka, speaking for Mr. Joe Koontz, Chair of Elderly 

and Handicapped Advisory Committee 
Ms. Laurie Southgate, Vice Chair Elderly and Handicapped 

Advisory Committee. 
Ms. Mary Saunders, representing PCC 
Ms. Bette Wallace Landis, Democratic Women's Forum 

The following speakers opposed any fare increase: 

Mr. Yee, 688 Commercial Street 

Mr. Walter Knox, 320 Clementina Street 

Mr. Lee Brown, 2502 - 3rd Street 

Mr. James R. Carey, 940 Post Street, #30 

Ms. Alice Harger, P.O. Box 6424 

Mr. Seldon Osborne, 996 Noe Street, Gray Panthers 

Ms. Frances Seitz, 1001 Pine Street 

Ms. Gloria La Riva, 3207 Mission Street, All People's Congress 

Mr. Marc Terbeck, 427 Hill Street 

Ms. Jane Cutter, representing San Francisco State University 

People's Anti-War Mobilization 
Mr. Gary Skop, 47 Carl Street 

Ms. Melody Lamarr, a member of the Gray Panthers 
Ms. Julie Lucero, 227 Douglass, All People's Congress 
Mr. Henry Clark, 3600 - 20th Street 
Ms. Bethe Westgard, 214A Fillmore Street 
Ms. Nina Eloesser, 2121 Lyon Street 

Ms. Jannette Harris, 3719 - 16th Street, Gray Panthers 
Mr. Martin Johnson, 1445 Selby Street 
Ms. Doris Simpson 
Mr. Don Neuwirth, 4027 - 23rd Street 

Mr. Ron Holladay, Secretary/Treasurer of NLRB Union Local 20, 
opposed any increase in fares and cuts in service. 



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Ms. Erma Brim, representing the Developmental Disabilities Council 
and parents of the Recreational Center for the Handicapped, opposed 
a fare increase for handicapped persons. 

Mr. Rick Laubscher, Volunteer Project Manager for the Historic 
Trolley Festival, said that in the event service cuts are 
unavoidable, he urged a proportional reduction of the Trolley 
Festival rather than elimination of the service. 

Mr. Ricardo Lewis, 537 Jones Street, All People's Congress, spoke 
against a raise in the senior fare. 

Mr. Phillip Seronick, 1732 Washington opposed an increase in the 
senior and handicapped fares. 

Mr. Norman Galvin, 344 Jones Street, said that the elderly should be 
subsidized by the young. He suggested free transportation similar 
to what exists in England. 

Mr. Julius Zamacoma, 63 San Juan Avenue, said that it is not the 
public's fault that the cars don't run properly. 

Ms. Marsha Kenyalta, 2789 Mission Street, All People's Congress, 
spoke about poor service in the Hunters Point area, and against 
raising the 5j£ fare. 

Ms. Tyrrell O'Neil, 941 Page Street, said that public transit should 
be subsidized by the City the same as the Fire Department. 

Ms. Irene Dea Collier, President, The Association of Chinese 
Teachers, spoke against the increase in the student pass. She said 
that many Chinese students must travel to another part of the City 
to maintain ethnic balance in the public schools. 

Mr. Lawrence Marceleno, representing the National Federation of the 
Blind, said that the money required for paratransit is more than can 
be extracted from senior citizens and disabled people. Financial 
need should be taken into consideration for entitlement to 
paratransit services. 

Mr. Roi-Martin Brown, 1340 McAllister Street, spoke against raising 
senior fares in order to support paratransit. However, he supported 
more money for paratransit. 

Mr. Raymond Nelson asked about pursuing other sources of funds, such 
as gas tax revenues. 

Mr. David Spero, President of the North Mission Association, spoke 
in favor of reducing the adult Fast Pass to $20.00 or no more than 
$22.00 and retaining the $2.50 Senior Pass and the Trolley Festival. 

Ms. Alice Chun, 1312 - 6th Avenue, suggested a $10.00 Adult Fast 
Pass or 3 months for $25.00. 

Mr. Amos Roos, 988 Union Street, suggested other means of raising 
money, such as, from a transit assessment district or a transfer tax 
on real estate. 

Mr. Brian Brackney, representing the San Francisco Network of Mental 
Health Clients, spoke against a raise in the discount fare. 

Mr. Karl Frazer suggested that the fare increase be equal across the 
board and based upon the increase in the cost of operating the 
system. 



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President Giraudo continued the public hearing to Tuesday, September 
17, 1985 at 2:00 P.M. in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, 
California. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 8:38 P.M. 



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Dianne Feinstein 
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Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
September 17, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



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Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: Commissioner John Sanger 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of August 27, 1985 were approved 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0370 WD Approving expenditure of $30,000 to the law firm of 
Howard, Rice for legal services in connection with 
litigation, Hansen v. City of San Buenaventura. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0371 MR Approving settlement of litigation, Iffat H. V. 

Yazdani and Khursheed Yazdani v. City and County of 
San Francisco, in the amount of $734,266.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0372 WD Approving expenditure of funds under Declaration of 
Emergency, in the amount of $50,000.00, for Water 
Department cleanup and disposal of transformer oil 
leakage. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0369 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $173,337.91 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0373 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$109,334.59, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of August 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0374 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$154.00 and collections in the amount of $12,471.76 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
month of August 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0375 MR Approving amendment of the Rules and Regulations, 
Public Utilities Commission Revolving Fund to 
reflect departmental transfers and current personnel 
assignments . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0376 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-753 - Early Intake Dam repair. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0377 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal 
Railway Contract No. 851 - Construction of 
Handicapped Loading Platforms at Carl and Cole 
Streets . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

15-0378 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-935, Potrero Division - 
Modification of 1st Floor Heating System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 
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On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0379 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-936, Potrero Division - 
Paint Shop Ventilation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0380 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-748, Rock 

River Lime Plant and Cottage, Pave Access Roadway, 
in the amount of $25,091.00 for Alternate B, to 
George Reed, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0381 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1924, 

6-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Ocean and 
Onondaga Avenues, San Jose Avenue to Mission Street, 
in the amount of $170,701.00, to A. Ruiz 
Construction Co. & Assoc, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0382 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 9.1 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-837, Geneva Car Barn 
Rehabilitation, Construct Traction Power System and 
Related Work, in the amount of $5,038.00, to Abbett 
Electric Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0383 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. 713, Power Improvement Program/Trolley Coach 
Overhead Program, Columbus, Union and Related 
Streets; Underground Transit Power Facilities and 
Related Work, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$1,806.50 and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $9,974.87 to Abbett Electric Corporation, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0384 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-848, Muni Subway Wet Standpipe 
System, Market Street between Van Ness and Castro 
Streets, as satisfactorily completed; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 50 
calendar days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $2,000.00 to E. H. Morrill Company, 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0385 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1911, San Andreas Cottage 
Replacement, as satisfactorily completed and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$33,574.00 to J.M. Construction Company, Contractor 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0386 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

agreement for Water Waste Survey, as satisfactorily 
completed and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $4,862.50 to The Pitometer Associates, 
Consulting Engineers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0387 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Contract with Pitometer Associates to conduct a 
water waste survey and pipeline network analysis, at 
a total payment for all services not to exceed 
$70,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0388 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
and process a Lot Line Window and Lighting Permit to 
Alca Land Corporation for their development at 
2012-2024 Sutter Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0389 MR Authorizing members of the Armed Forces in uniform 
to ride Municipal Railway vehicles without payment 
of fares during Navy Fleet Week, October 12 through 
October 15 and providing shuttle service for the 
Annual Fun Run. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0390 MR Rejecting all bids received, Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-934, Potrero, Kirkland and Presidio 
Divisions New Bus Washers, and authorizing the 
readvertising of the site preparation portion of the 
contract under new Contract No. MR-934 R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0391 FM Making a determination to issue San Francisco Water 
Revenue Bonds, Series of 1985, in an amount not to 
exceed $104,000,000, and establishing a rate of 
interest. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0392 GM Authorizing the General Manager to present to the 
Board of Supervisors the service modifications 
described in the report titled "Potential Municipal 
Railway Service Modifications," as the method to 
•reduce the Municipal Railway's - General Fund 
revenue requirements if that becomes necessary. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin 
Noes - Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0393 Approving an interim price reduction in the adult 
Fast Pass from $24 to $20, effective October 1, 
1985, until the general fare increase is implemented 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0394 FM Approving amendment to the Special Transit Fare 

Agreement with BART to reflect change in the adult 
monthly Fast Pass price from $24 to. $20, effective 
October 1, 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Items No. 11 and 12 were called together. 

(11) Authorizing the General Manager to present to the Board of 
Supervisors the service modifications described in the report 
titled "Potential Municipal Railway Service Modifications," as 
the method to reduce the Municipal Railway's - General Fund 
revenue requirements if that becomes necessary. 

(12) Public Hearing 

(a) To consider adoption of a modified Schedule of Rates, 
Fares and Charges for the San Francisco Municipal Railway. 

(b) To consider a revised transfer policy. 

(c) To consider an interim Fast Pass price reduction and 
associated amendments to the BART Pass Agreeement. 

(Continued from meeting of September 16, 1985.) 

President Giraudo continued the public hearing. 

Mr. Vernon W. Anderson, representing the Crestlake Property Owners 
Association, suggested a 10^ senior fare. 

Mr. Victor Honig, representing the Gray Panthers, said that the fare 

increase is not needed. Transportation is a governmental service 

which should be supplied for taxpayers. The fare is an additional 
tax. 

The following persons spoke in favor of retaining the 5£ senior fare: 

Mr. Winton Jones, 3560 - 21st Street 

Ms. Shirley Rosenberg, 1590 - 25th Avenue 

Rev. Edward Peet, Glide Seniors Center 

Morton Vickers, 180 Turk Street, Gray Panthers 

Dr. George Davis, Executive Director, Bayview Hunters Point Senior 
Center, spoke about need for transportation services for the elderly, 

Ms. Georgia Brittan, representing San Franciscans for Reasonable 
Growth, urged an increase in the Transit Impact Development Fee to 
$9.82 per square foot. 

Ms. Lee Brandl, representing Potrero Boosters and Merchants 
Association, spoke against discontinuing line 53 - SOUTHERN HEIGHTS 
and for rerouting line 48 - QUINTARA/24TH STREET to reduce noise and 
air pollution. 



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Ms. Clarissa Ward, President, San Francisco Legislative Forum, 
suggested a $20.00 Fast Pass and a $2.50 Senior Pass available to 
residents only. Non-residents would be charged a fare of $1.25. 

Ms. Willa Sims representing Bayview Multipurpose Center, Adult Day 
Health Center, supported the fare increase. 

Mr. Ray Moreno, representing VNA, said that the organization voted 
to support the 15jd senior fare if $1 million is used for paratransit. 

Mr. G. Bruce Windrem, 532 - 15th Street, supported the fare increase 
if it is to continue or improve service, and urged retention of the 
present transfer system. 

Mr. Jay Katz, representing the Recreation Center for the 
Handicapped, urged more service for line 18 - 46TH AVENUE . He said 
that the Center does not advocate a 300% increase for disabled 
persons . 

Ms. Kanika Ajanaku, 95 Apollo Street, All Peoples Congress, endorsed 
paratransit but said that the money should not come from those 
people who are on fixed incomes. 

Mr. Bill Silverstein, representing the Montefiore Senior Center, 
spoke in favor of the $2.50 Senior Pass and $20.00 Fast Pass. 

Ms. Mary Lou Thoenges, 899 Pine Street, said that the 5 jzf fare is too 
low and many senior citizens are able to pay more and some are still 
working. 

Mr. Armond Cagliendro, 35 Tioga Avenue, spoke against the fare 
increase . 

Mr. Lee Goland, 3004 - 16th Street, expressed his opinion in a song 
which urged the City to make developers pay and opposed increases 
for senior citizens and the poor. 

Mr. J. B. Martin, representing the Automotive Machinists Union, 
spoke against any increase in fares. He said public transportation 
should be free. 

Mr. Frank Bello supported the 15<z{ fare for senior citizens. 

President Giraudo continued items 12a, modification of fares, and 
12b revising the transfer policy, to October 1, 1985. 

Commissioner Lenvin made a motion to move the Historic Trolley 
Festival from the third tier of service cuts to the first tier and 
authorize staff to make adjustments as necessary to maintain 
approximately the same percentage reduction for each tier. 
Commissioner Flynn seconded. On the question, Commissioners 
Giraudo, Flynn and Lenvin voted "Aye", Commissioner Barletta voted 
"No". Resolution No. 85-0393 was adopted. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved approval of the interim Fast Pass to be 
sold at $20.00. Commissioner Flynn seconded. Resolution No. 
85-0394 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON AN 
ATTORNEY-CLIENT MATTER: 4:05 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 

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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

^, Special Meeting 

Room 228, City Hall 

9:00 A.M. 
September 23, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 9:14 A.M. 

Present: Vice President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: President Louis Giraudo, Commissioner John Sanger 

Vice President H. Welton Flynn presided. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



85-0395 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to proceed with the Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition, 
Unit No. 3, project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copy of the above resolution is on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Resolution No. 85-0395 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to proceed with the Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition Unit No. 
3 project. 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager San Francisco Water Department, 
said that approval of this resolution will allow the project to 
proceed as soon as federal environmental review has been completed. 
This will start the clock running on the 30-day appeal notice and 
give our construction people time to mobilize so they will be ready 
to start work. He said that a letter had been sent to California 
Trout, the Sierra Club and the Tuolumne River Preservation Trust 
stating what we will do to mitigate any damage that might be caused 
by this project. We expect their cooperation. 

Mr. Tony Rossmann, attorney for McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enerson, 
stated that he had been out of town and unable to converse with his 
clients regarding the letter. He asked that this matter be 
continued and that the letter agreement be incorporated in the 
Commission's action. 

Commissioner Lenvin pointed out that there is good will on both 
sides to reach an agreement, and that the agreement is separate from 
the item before the Commission. She added that if action is not 
taken today we cannot recapture the lost time. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Barletta, 
Resolution No. 85-0395 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 9:38 A.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 

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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

October 1, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



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Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Gail Johnson 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.m. 



Present: President Louis Giraudo, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: Commissioner John Sanger 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0396 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $169,876.93. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0397 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-751, Hetch Hetchy Buildings - 
Heating and Insulating Intake Houses. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0398 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-718, Eleanor 
Dam - Repair and Seal Face, in the amount of 
$462,360.62, to William J. Sinay, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0399 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1893, 
20-Inch Steel Main Installation in Appleton, 
Mission, Randall and Chenery Streets, in the amount 
of $755,400.00, to Olsen-Esquivel , A Joint Venture, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0400 HH Rejecting all bids received, Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-704, Addition to Moccasin Auto and Machine 
Shops, and authorizing the readvertising of contract 
under No. HH-704R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0401 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
apply for, accept and expend $5,000 from the 
Department of Energy and the Energy Task Force 
Management Corporation for energy management and 
dissemination activities in the commercial sector 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0402 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 28 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-833, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Trackway, California Street West, in the amount 
of $50,819.00, to Stacy & Witbeck, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0403 MR Approving amendment of Section 10.150 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code and requesting 
Controller's concurrence in the amendment of Rules 
and Regulations, Public Utilities Commission 
.Revolving Fund Rule 6, Section E, Municipal Railway, 
increasing the Municipal Railway Revolving Fund from 
$75,000 to $150,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0404 GM Adopting a modified Schedule of Rates, Fares and 
Charges for the San Francisco Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0405 GM Adopting a revised transfer policy. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0406 GM Stating the intention of the Public Utilities 

Commission to budget $1 million, commencing fiscal 
year 1986/87, of the increase in fare revenues 
derived from Elderly and Handicapped fares of at 
least 15^ cash and $4.50 pass, if approved by the 
Board of Supervisors, for additional paratransit 
service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0407 GM Appointing Mr. Arthur V. Toupin to serve as a member 
of the Board of Trustees of the Transport Workers 
Union - San Francisco Municipal Railway Trust Fund. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0408 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
and process a lease with Granada Energy Corporation 
for gas rights under a portion of the Hetch Hetchy 
right-of-way in Stanislaus County. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0409 WD Approving the direction and elements of a water 

conservation program for the City and County of San 
Francisco . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0410 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to expend monies from the Public Utilities Awards 
Fund in accordance with the "Muni Award and Special 
Event Expenses" budget submitted by the Municipal 
Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0411 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to distribute a 

Request for Proposals for the purpose of identifying 
a consulting firm to develop and implement a 
supervisory training program for the Equipment 
Maintenance Division. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0412 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation of 
$1,250,000 of TDA capital improvement funds for 
modifications to the cable car barn and trackway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0413 FM Providing for the issuance of $104,000,000 principal 
amount of the Public Utilities Commission of the 
City and County of San Francisco San Francisco Water 
Revenue Bonds, Series of 1985; and prescribing the 
terms, conditions and form of said Series of 1985 
Bonds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0414 FM Authorizing and directing the sale of $104,000,000 
principal amount of the Public Utilities Commission 
of the City and County of San Francisco San 
Francisco Water Revenue Bonds, Series of 1985; 
adopting Official Notice of Sale of said bonds; 
adopting Official Statement describing said bonds; 
adopting Notice of Intention to Sell said bonds; 
authorizing publications of legal notices and 
consenting to submission of bid by Smith Barney, 
Harris Upham & Co. Incorporated, financing 
consultant . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0415 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to sign the Official Statement for the Commission 
for the sale of $104,000,000 in San Francisco Water 
Revenue Bonds, Series 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0416 FM Recommending that the Board of Supervisors adopt and 

incorporate proposed amendments to Chapter 38 of the 

San Francisco Administrative Code (Transit Impact 
Development Fee). 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0417 CC Declaring two parcels of land located in Pleasanton, 
Alameda County, approximately 4 acres, surplus to 
the needs of the Water Department and authorizing 
the Director of Property to prepare necessary 
legislation for sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0418 E Requesting the Controller to transfer funds in the 

amount of $1,223,695, San Francisco Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1780, Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 
3, for construction of new pipelines. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn,, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0419 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
submit a Request for Proposals to prospective 
consultants for energy analyses and surveys to 
identify energy conservation measures that will 
produce energy cost reductions and increase Hetch 
Hetchy revenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Introduction of New Business by Commissioners 

Commissioner Lenvin announced that Municipal Railway employees 
received the following awards: 

1. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission honored Messrs. Ray 
McCann and Charles Gerstbacher for preventing a cable car from going 
downhill during an accident in August 1984. These men were 
commended for preventing a major disaster and loss of life. 



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2. The Regional Transportation Association, the cooperative 
informal group of all the major operators in the Bay Area, received 
an award for coordinating transportation efforts during the 
Democratic Convention, for promoting minority hiring and minority 
business participation. The Municipal Railway received this award 
as a member of the Regional Transportation Association. 

3. Mr. Chuck Richardson, Chief Investigator, Protective Services, 
Public Utilities Commission, was given a special award from the 
State of California Department of Justice Commission on Peace 
Officer Standards and Training. This award, the highest given by 
the State of California to a peace officer, is usually given to a 
police chief. Mr. Richardson's receipt of this award marks the 
first time a security officer for a large property has been honored 
in this way. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
announced that Ms. Kay Emerson, former Manager, Audits and 
Performance Analysis Unit, Public Utilities Commission Finance 
Bureau, has accepted a job in private industry. President Giraudo 
thanked Ms. Emerson for all the work she has done for the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

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(9) Public Hearing 

(a) To consider adoption of a modified Schedule of 
Rates, Fares and Charges for the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway. 

(b) To consider a revised transfer policy. 

(Continued from meeting of September 17, 1985.) 

President Giraudo continued the public hearing. He stated that only 
those who have not previously spoken on the subject matter would be 
permitted to speak today. 

Ms. Sherry Gendelman, representing the Gray Panthers, said that the 
Gray Panthers of San Francisco oppose any Municipal Railway fare 
increase. She urged the Commission to roll back student fares to 
5/£, reduce the Fast Pass price to $20, if not less, while expanding 
paratransit services. She said we are looking at a fare increase, 
coupled with a new transfer policy that will substantially increase 
the cost of everyday living for Muni riders. To add 1 5jzf and a 
restrictive transfer policy will leave many people having to come up 
with $30 or $40 more a month. Ms. Gendelman called upon the 
Commission to collect the downtown impact development fee and, 
better yet, to create a transit assessment district. 

Mr. Michael Levin, 834 - 29th Avenue, stated that as far as the 
matter of raising fares in general is concerned, he would like to 
see business shoulder their fare share of the financing of City 
services, including, of course, the Municipal Railway. 

President Giraudo closed the public hearing. 

Mr. Nothenberg introduced a resolution stating the intent of the 
Public Utilities Commission to budget half of the increase in the 
elderly and handicapped cash fare, up to $1 million, for paratransit 
services and to ask the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor to 



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sustain that $1 million if the fare package before the Commission is 
adopted. Mr. Nothenberg asked that the proposed resolution be 
adopted as part of the motion before the Commission. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the Fast Pass should be an attractive 
bargain to Municipal Railway customers and patrons. It is for that 
reason that we hope to maintain the same equivalency a $20 Fast Pass 
is to a 60^ fare as a $25 Fast Pass is to a 75^ fare. In each 
relationship, the breakeven point is 33 rides. This has proven to 
be a most desirable relationship in terms of the sales of the Fast 
Pass. Mr. Nothenberg urged the Commission to support the staff 
recommendation of a 75jd fare and a $25 Fast Pass, which maintains 
exactly the same relationship between the Fast Pass and single cash 
fare as the $20 Fast Pass which, he said, most people found to be a 
very desirable pricing mechanism. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked what percentage of Municipal Railway 
operating costs are presently recovered from the fare box, and what 
the anticipated percentage will be if the staff proposal is adopted. 

Mr. Nothenberg responded that approximately 26% of Municipal Railway 
operating costs are currently being recovered from the fare box, and 
the staff proposal would raise that figure to about 30% in Fiscal 
Year 1986-87. That figure would start to decline as our operating 
costs go up and, within a few years, we would be back to the 
neighborhood of 24% or 25%, unless there is another fare adjustment 
in future years. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked if, with the anticipated increased 
revenues from the general fund, we would still be meeting the AB 
1107 requirements. 

Mr. Nothenberg responded that, even with this modest fare increase, 
the general fund will still have to pump $31 million into the 
Municipal Railway in addition to the fare increase over the next few 
years. There is no question whatsoever that we would meet the 
requirements of the law unless those requirements change. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if there is a $1 million deficiency in the 
paratransit program. 

Mr. Nothenberg responded that there is a significant waiting list 
for our paratransit services. 

Commissioner Lenvin said the problem is the waiting list. It's not 
the deficiency. ' There are several thousand people who are in 
desperate need of paratransit services. 

Mr. Tom Rickert, Manager, Elderly and Handicapped Programs, Public 

Utilities Commission, stated that he believed the $1 million would 

eliminate 1410 individuals from a waiting list which numbers about 
1800. 

Commissioner Flynn responded that the answer is the $1 million would 
not put the program entirely on its feet. 

Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. Nothenberg if the staff, under normal 
circumstances, would have suggested to this Commission an increase 
of this amount for paratransit. 

Mr. Nothenberg answered in the affirmative. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if it was conceivable that the $1 million 
line item for paratransit could be adjusted for a more "compelling" 
use . 



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Mr. Nothenberg responded that the Commission could do so to fund 
something else. 

Commissioner Giraudo asked if there is a policy that allows people 
who cannot afford 15£ to ride a bus in San Francisco to ride free. 

Mr. Nothenberg responded that there is no such policy and, nor in 
his opinion, should there be. 

President Giraudo asked if there was any thought given to the 
Municipal Railway administering a means test to determine who would 
qualify for a 5^ fare rather than a 15jzf fare. 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Acting Director, Audits and Performance 
Analysis, Public Utilities Commission Finance Bureau, responded that 
we did look at income-based discounts in 1982 when we were preparing 
material for the Commission for a general fare increase at that 
time. A number of possibilities were presented to the Commission. 
All of them had relatively high costs, both administrative costs and 
losses in potential fare revenue. Additionally, we are constrained 
by federal regulation which requires us to discount elderly fares by 
at least 50%, at least during the off peak, so that we are 
constrained from moving entirely to an income-based discount. The 
Commission's judgment at that time was that the alternatives were 
simply too costly. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that we have concluded there is no way to 
administer a means test, either by the driver or by the staff, or by 
anyone connected with the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. Bernhard how we arrive at the number of 
youth who are using the bus service. The Commissioner said he was 
bothered by the proposed increase in the price of the monthly Youth 
Pass from $5 to $6. He was bothered when the price went up to $5. 
He stated that he could not vote for a $6 student pass. The amount 
of revenue which it is projected to produce is infinitesimal, 
really, to the amount. He feels that $6 is a bit much per child for 
a family with two or three children to pay to ride the service, 
especially in view of the fact that the youth fare was increased a 
substantial 500% last time. 

Mr. Bernhard responded that the only new data we have is the sales 
of the Youth Pass at $5 for the approximately three years it's been 
in effect. The $6 rate is simply a change in the relationship 
between the cash, fare and the monthly pass price to bring it a 
little closer to what we estimate the average monthly trip-taking 
behavior of youth is. 

President Giraudo stated that he did not think there was any 
question in any of the Commissioners' minds that a fare increase is 
necessary as against the projected service cuts and the deficit that 
the Mayor's office is talking about and all the other inherent 
problems. He thinks the difficulty comes specifically, at least in 
his case, with the increase in the fare in the middle category, the 
elderly and the handicapped. 

Commissioner Flynn asked his fellow Commissioners to vote separately 
on the youth fare because he wanted to cast a negative vote. 

Commissioner Lenvin stated that raising the Fast Pass price by $1 is 
something that is within an affordable range. She has heard 
Commissioner Flynn on the youth issue and is being persuaded that 
the price of the Youth Pass should remain where it is. On the 
elderly and handicapped issue, the nickel fare has been with us 
since the turn of the century. It is something that has needed 
adjustment . 



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Commissioner Lenvin moved to have the Commission adopt the following 
fare schedule for the Municipal Railway: Adult single trip cash 
fare - 75j£; Adult Monthly Fast Pass Price - $25; Discount cash fare 
for Elderly and Handicapped individuals - 15£; Discount Monthly Fast 
Pass for Elderly and Handicapped individuals - $4.50. Commissioner 
Lenvin also moved adoption of the resolution committing the 
Commission to budget $1 million of the increase in fare revenues 
derived from Elderly and Handicapped fares of at least 15jzf cash and 
$4.50 pass for paratransit service. Commissioner Barletta 
seconded. The motion was unanimously adopted. 

Commissioner Flynn moved that the Youth single trip cash price 
remain at 25^ and the Youth Monthly Fast Pass price remain at $5. 
Commissioner Lenvin seconded. The motion was unanimously adopted. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the revised transfer policy is an attempt 
on our part to make the system somewhat rational and easier for the 
operators to administer. We will begin this policy in all of the 
modes other than the LRV, until such time as we have solved the 
technical problem of the machine-issued transfer on the LRVs, and we 
are working on that. We believe that this will be a step towards 
better administration of the transfer policy. 

Commissioner Lenvin stated that it was never her intent, or her 
vote, that we have a transfer system that could be used for round 
trips. She always thought that the Commission was voting for a one 
direction transfer. This city has lived with a directional transfer 
from the year one. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved adoption of the staff proposal on a 
revised transfer policy. Commissioner Barletta seconded. The 
motion was unanimously adopted. 

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Dianne Feinstein 
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October 8, 1985 

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Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



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Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Gail Johnson 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 4:14 P.M. 



Present: President Louis Giraudo, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: Vice President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John Sanger 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0420 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-744, 

Cherry-Eleanor, Pumping Station, in the amount of 
$1,858,842, to the third low bidder, Rosendin 
Electric, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0421 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, to execute 
Amendment No. 1 to a Professional Services Agreement 
with Environmental Impact Planning Corporation for 
additional consulting services related to the 
preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for 
the Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition, in the amount of 
$75,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Resolution No. 85-0420 — Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-744, 
Cherry-Eleanor, Pumping Station, to Rosendin Electric, Inc. 

Mr. Don Keener, Manager, Project Management Division, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau, stated that the three lowest bidders were within 
about 2-1/2% to 3% of each other. In determining preferences, the 
third lowest bidder is eligible for a bid preference of 10%, both as 
a Local Business Enterprise (LBE) and a Minority Business Enterprise 
(MBE). That makes the third lowest bidder the low bidder for the 



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purpose of award. The second lowest bidder, Tutor-Saliba and 
Universal Insulation, A Joint Venture, is qualified for a 5% MBE bid 
preference. Mr. Ron Tutor of Tutor-Saliba has written a letter to 
us protesting the award of this contract to Rosendin Electric 
because he does not believe Rosendin Electric qualifies for the MBE 
bid preference. 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Director, MBE/Contract Compliance, stated that he 
has spoken to Mr. Tutor about his protest. Mr. Tutor's position was 
that the language in the specifications on page 10-K did not allow a 
preference award to a large MBE, such as Rosendin Electric. Mr. 
Baker told him that under Ordinance No. 139-84 (San Francisco 
Administrative Code Chapter 12D), a large MBE is allowed to receive 
bid preferences, although it cannot participate as an MBE in the 
contract. The matter of preference is one thing; it is separate 
from participation. The language in the specifications as it 
pertains to the size of the prospective MBE or Women Business 
Enterprise (WBE), by dollar gross, has nothing to do with 
preference. Therefore, Rosendin Electric should be allowed the 5% 
MBE bid preference, but should not be allowed to count any part of 
the work it does toward achieving the MBE/WBE goals of the 
contract. Those goals, which are 22% MBE and 3% WBE, must be 
achieved by small MBEs and WBEs. Rosendin Electric is proposing to 
achieve those goals. 




Mr. Ron Tutor, President of Tutor-Saliba, disagreed with Mr. Arnold 
Baker's interpretation of the contract documents. He stated that 
the contract documents state that an MBE's average gross annual 
receipts must not exceed $7 million and that an MBE must be socially 
and economically disadvantaged. Therefore, since Rosendin 
Electric's annual receipts exceed $50 million per year, the firm is 
not entitled to MBE bid preference. 

Mr. Mark Fisher,' Chief Estimator and Business Development Manager, 
Rosendin Electric, Inc., said that his firm has a branch office in 
San Francisco and has been a licensed general contractor for over 20 
years . 

Commissioner Lenvin said she assumed that, legally, we had no 
alternative, other than rejecting all bids, but to award the 
contract to Rosendin Electric. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to award the contract to Rosendin 
Electric, Inc. Commissioner Barletta seconded. Resolution No. 
85-0420 was unanimously adopted. 

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Resolution No. 85-0421 -- Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and 
Chief Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, to execute Amendment 
No. 1 to a Professional Services Agreement with Environmental Impact 
Planning Corporation. 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that we still do not have final clearance 
from the Department of the Interior to proceed with this project. 

Work will not commence until we receive that clearance, which we 

hope will be soon. If clearance is not achieved within the next 10 

days or so, the project will be delayed for a year. We will 

continue to pursue the project, but we will not get the first year's 
runoff we would otherwise receive. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked if we had reached an agreement with the 
Friends of the River. 

Mr. Nothenberg responded that we were very close to such an 
agreement and had met with the Friends of the River this morning. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Lenvin, Mr. Nothenberg 
said that Congressman Lehman asked the Department of the Interior a 
variety of questions concerning the future plans of the City with 
regard to the Tuolumne. The Congressman asked the Department of the 
Interior not to act on the third generator until the City has 
satisfied a wide variety of concerns as to the future of the 
Tuolumne generator. Mr. Nothenberg will plead to Congressman Lehman 
and the Department of the Interior that this generator is separable 
from those long-range issues. Mr. Nothenberg will suggest that 
there might be some benefit to going ahead with this project while 
the futurity of the Tuolumne is considered separately. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Barletta, 
Resolution No. 85-0421 was unanimously adopted. 



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Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



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Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
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Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Commissioner John Sanger, 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of October 1, 1985 were approved 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



85-0423 WD Approving the expenditure of funds under emergency 
provisions of the Administrative Code Section 6.30 
for construction of a 10'x6.5' reinforced concrete 
box culvert across the Water Department's 
right-of-way between Collins Avenue and Serramonte 
Boulevard in the town of Colma. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0422 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $26,263.95. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0424 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$95,603.04, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of September 1985 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0425 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
$1,115.28 and collections in the amount of 
$16,606.19, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of September 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0426 WD Approving collections in the amount of $9,320.48, for 
payment of damage claims which the San Francisco 
Water Department has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the months of June, July, August and September 
1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - GiL:iudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0427 WD Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in the 
amount of $31,828.87 in favor of The Hartford Fire 
Insurance Company for settlement of a claim against 
the San Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0428 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1937, Rehabilitate Toilets, 
Utilities, First Floor Cabinetry and Related Work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0429 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1922, 

12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in San Leandro 
Way, Keystone Way, Head and Other Streets, in the 
amount of $640,685 to Dalton Construction, Contractor, 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0430 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 35 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-832, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Trackway, California Street West, in the amount 
of $31,735 to Stacy & Witbeck, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0431 WD Approving proposed budget increase and requesting the 
Controller to approve a transfer of funds in the 
amount of $117,827 - San Francisco Water Department 
Contract No. 1748R, Lake Merced Pump Station Standby 
Power Facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0432 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
Robert F. Hicks Psychological Corporation for 
organizational and management development advisory 
services, in an amount not to exceed $15,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0433 MR Authorizing the revision of 30X-EXPRESS service 

providing Marina to Financial District Express peak 
hour and peak direction service and creating a 9X-SAN 
BRUNO EXPRESS serving the southern portion of the 
current 30X-EXPRESS route. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0434 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
William B. Bonvillian, Esquire, for counsel services 
in an amount not to exceed $12,000 over a term of 
three years. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Barletta, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0435 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
and process a lease agreement with Tishman Stevenson 
Associates for a portion of the Downtown Substation 
lot at 79 Stevenson Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0436 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $248,453 to implement 
and establish the administration of the Watershed 
Management Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0437 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $70,000 to continue 
funding of Giardia lamblia studies in the San 
Francisco water system. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0438 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors three supplemental appropriations to fund 
property insurance: $105,000 for Hetch Hetchy; 
$54,000 for the Water Department; and $284,000 for 
the Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0439 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept and expend $11,980 of UMTA 
Section 10 monies for six PUC employees to attend 
training programs at various universities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0440 E Rejecting all bids received on Municipal Railway 
Contract No. 853, Central Control Building, 
Architectural Improvements, and authorizing the 
readver tising of the contract under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-853R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0441 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to request qualifications from interested 
consultants to perform a soil stabilization study of 
the Early Intake Access Road. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0442 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 746, 693 Vermont - 
Paint Building Exterior, in the amount of $15,000 to 
Crystal Springs Painting Co., with the provision that 
a notice to proceed shall not be issued unless it is 
determined that staff will occupy the premises 
through June, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0443 CC Authorizing the Manager, Bureau of Claims and 

Contracts to negotiate grazing leases for parcels No 
52 and 53 in Santa Clara County, for a term of one 
year, at such rental as may be obtained. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0444 CC Authorizing a supplemental agreement in modification 
of the 167 acre agricultural lease of Water 
Department land in Alameda County to Pacific 
Nurseries of California, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0445 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

negotiate a Professional Services Contract with the 
California Environmental Internship Program for 
provision of student interns. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0446 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

circulate a Request for Proposals for heating plant 
optimization of 69 boilers and furnaces in 66 
City-owned facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0447 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
negotiate a Professional Services Contract with 
Morgan Systems for provision of assistance in 
establishment of computerized procedures for 
assessing energy consuming characteristics of 
proposed new commercial building projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Resolution No. 85-0433 — Authorizing revision of 30X-FREEWAY EXPRESS 
service providing Marina to Financial District express service and 
creating 9X-SAN BRUNO EXPRESS service. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, described 
the current and proposed routing using maps. He said that the 
concept of an express line from the Marina to the Financial District 
stems from the service design component of the first Municipal 
Railway 5-Year Plan in 1979. The proposal, which was the subject of 
three public meetings in June 1985, proposed electrification of the 
Broadway Tunnel, rerouting the 30-STOCKTON through the tunnel to 
bypass congestion on upper Stockton Street, and creating a new 
trolley coach line 20-COLUMBUS. In addition, the southern portion of 
the 30X-FREEWAY EXPRESS would be renamed the 9X-SAN BRUNO EXPRESS and 
terminate at Sutter Street, thereby increasing service reliability. 
Mr. Straus reported that there had been strong support at the public 
meetings for a Financial District express line and for retention of 
service to Chinatown from Visitacion Valley. There was more support 
for the Financial District express than for rerouting of the 
30-STOCKTON. Consequently staff revised the proposal accordingly and 
deleted the 20-COLUMBUS. Also, the 9X-SAN BRUNO EXPRESS was revised 
to continue along Kearny Street to Broadway, returning via Stockton 
Street. 

Mr. Peter Ehrlich, a Municipal Railway driver, stated that he 
supported separation of the 30X FREEWAY EXPRESS into two lines. He 
suggested a layover at Washington Square for the 9X-SAN BRUNO EXPRESS 
line. 

Ms. Joyce B. Hall, representing the Visitacion Valley Improvement 
Association, supported the revised proposal for the 9X-SAN BRUNO 
EXPRESS. 



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Mr. Lee Dolson, representing the Downtown Association, said that 
there was concern in the retail district that changes to the 30X 
FREEWAY EXPRESS might cause confusion particularly if they occur 
before the holiday period. He said that the retailers have no 
problem with cutting the line into two lines. However, each major 
retailer or hotel has 600 or more employees working at any given 
time. With the cutoff of 30X-FREEWAY EXPRESS service from the Marina 
to Union Square, he said that there is a concern about the frequency 
of 30-STOCKTON service to the area. Mr. Straus responded to Mr. 
Dolson 1 s concerns by saying that the 30-STOCKTON operates 3 minute 
service and will continue to do so, and the revised service is not 
scheduled to go into effect until April or June, 1986. 

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Resolution No. 85-0442 — Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 746, 693 
Vermont - Paint Building Exterior. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC, said 
that the issue is whether or not it is worthwhile to paint the 
exterior of the building when it is still to be determined whether 
the lease terminates in June of 1986 or 1987. That determination 
will be made in the next few days. Should the lease allow occupancy 
to June 1987, Mr. Jed said that he would recommend painting the 
building to cover up the graffiti and boost morale. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to award the contract with the condition 
that a notice to proceed will not be issued unless it is determined 
that staff will occupy the premises through June 1987. Commissioner 
Barletta seconded. Resolution No. 85-0442 was unanimously adopted. 

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Resolution No. 85-0443 -- Authorizing negotiation of grazing lease 
for parcels No. 52 and 53 in Santa Clara County. 

Commissioner Sanger expressed the opinion that it is not advantageous 
for the City to lease land for a five-year period for only a few 
dollars per acre. He moved to authorize the Manager, Bureau of 
Claims and Contracts to negotiate grazing leases for parcels No. 52 
and 53 for a term of one year, at such rental as may be obtained. 
Resolution No. 85-0443 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON AN 
ATTORNEY-CLIENT MATTER: 3:16 P.M. 



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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

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Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

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Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
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Call to Order: 11:10 A.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Commissioner John Sanger arrived at 11:18 A.M. 

Absent: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn was absent. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



85-0448 FM Accepting request of Bear, Stearns & Co. to withdraw 
bid. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0449 FM Authorizing the sale of $104,000,000 principal 

amount of Public Utilities Commission of the City 
and County of San Francisco San Francisco Water 
Revenue Bonds, Series of 1985, to the highest 
bidder, considering interest rates specified and any 
discount bid; fixing the definitive rates of 
interest on said bonds; approving form of final 
Official Statement; and authorizing execution of 
necessary certificates. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Lenvin, Barletta 
Commissioner Sanger arrived at 11:18 A.M. 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0450 FM Approving the first supplemental resolution 

establishing additional terms related to the sale of 
$104,000,000 principal amount of Public Utilities 
Commission of the City and County of San Francisco 
San Francisco Water Revenue Bonds, Series of 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Barletta, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0451 Authorizing the Water Department to amend agreement 
with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe for Water 
Revenue Bond counsel services to increase amount 
from $50,000 to $75,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Resolution No. 85-0448 and 85-0449 — Authorizing sale of 
$204,000,000 principal amount of Public Utilities Commission, San 
Francisco Water Revenue Bonds, Series of 1985. 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, PUC, stated that three bids were received for the 
bonds. The bidders were Paine Webber, Bear Stearns & Co. and 
Shearson Lehman Brothers, Inc. and Associates. Shearson Lehman was 
the low bidder at an interest rate of 8.932%. In reviewing the 
bids, Paine Webber was disqualified because the discount bid was 
higher than that which was allowed in the bid document. Bear 
Stearns submitted a bid which was clearly in error. They have 
requested that their bid be withdrawn. The error is important. If 
it were allowed to stand it would make a difference of $4 million 
and would result in Bear Stearns being the lowest bidder. However, 
the City would not be able to sustain such a position if there were 
a lawsuit. He said that the advice staff received from Orrick, 
Herrington & Sutcliffe, bond counsel, and from the City Attorney's 
Office, is to allow Bear Stearns to withdraw, and to accept the bid 
of Shearson Lehman. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to allow Bear Stearns & Co. to withdraw 
its bid; Commissioner Barletta seconded. Resolution No. 85-0448 was 

unanimously adopted. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Barletta, 
the bid of Shearson Lehman Brothers, Inc. and Associates was 
accepted . 

Commissioner Sanger arrived at 11:18 A.M. 

Thereupon the meeting was adjourned: 11:22 A.M. 

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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
November 12, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice president 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin arrived at 2:10 P.M. 

The minutes of the regular meetings of October 8 and 22 and the 
special meeting of October 24 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



85-0453 GM Reaffirming the Public Utilities Commission's support 
for an Elderly and Handicapped Discount Fare of 15jzf 
cash, $4.50 monthly Discount Fast Pass and a $1 
million increase in paratransit services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0454 FM Requesting Fiscal Agent to pay expenses of issuance 

of Public Utilities Commission of the city and county 
of San Francisco San Francisco Water Revenue Bonds, 
Series of 1985 from proceeds of sale of said bonds 
and establishing procedure therefor. 

VOTE:- Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

15-0452 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$421,867.36. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0455 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and contracts, totaling 
$112,950.11, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of October 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 
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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

15-0456 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1933, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in San Jose Avenue Between 22nd and 26th 
Streets . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0457 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-851, 

Handicapped Loading Platforms, Carl and cole Streets, 
in the amount of $41,052.00, to Harold L. Bianchi 
Construction, contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0458 MR Approving Debit Modification No. 6 to Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-843, Improvements to Motor 
Coach Facility, Army Street, Phase II, for additional 
work at a cost of $4,600.00, Petroleum Engineering, 
Inc., Contractor; and authorizing an extension of 
time of 7 calendar days from the date of the notice 
to proceed for work under this modification. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

15-0459 GM Rescheduling the regular meeting of December 10, 1985 
to Tuesday, December 17, 1985, at 2:00 P.M., in Room 
282, City Hall, San Francisco, California. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0460 WD Declaring a certain portion of Parcel No. 15, located 
in San Mateo County, surplus to the needs of the 
Water Department, and authorizing the Director of 
Property to prepare the necessary legislation for the 
grant of an easement to the Town of Colma. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

15-0461 MR Accepting, on behalf of the City and County of San 
Francisco, a gift of two Semsphore Signals from the 
Santa Fe-Pacific Railroad. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0462 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an Agreement with Security Design 
Unlimited for security related services for a period 
not to exceed ten months, and for an amount not to 
exceed $35,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0463 HI! Approving the Interim Agreement with California 
Trout, Friends of the River, Sierra Club, and 
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust regarding fisheries 
studies to determine the effect of the Kirkwood 
Powerhouse, including the addition to the Kirkwood 
Powerhouse, on the fisheries resources of the 
Tuolumne River from 0' Shaughnessy Dam to Early Intake. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
follow-ing resolution was adopted: 

85-0464 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a Contract Modification with Stan 
Dennison for the continuance of technical consulting 
services for a period not to exceed 12 months, and 
for an amount not to exceed $60,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0465 FM Finding that the property located at 203 Willow 

Street/819 Van Ness Avenue is outside the Transit 
Impact Development Fee District boundary and is not 
subject to imposition of the Transit Impact 
Development Fee. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Barletta 
Abstained - Sanger 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0466 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $71,433.36 to fund outstanding claims 
against PUC Departments. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0467 CC Authorizing a nine-year lease of a .96 acre of Water 
Department pipeline right-of-way land, located in San 
Mateo County, to Koret Foundation, for the purposes 
of parking, ingress and egress, and landscaping at an 
initial annual rental of $6,000.00, commencing 
October 1, 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0468 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-759, Camp Mather, Replace Electrical 
Distribution System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0469 E Rejecting all bids received on Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1936, Modernization of Elevator - 425 
Mason Street, and authorizing the readvertising of 
the contract under Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1936R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0470 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-703, No. 33 

Ashbury Extension, Trolley Overhead construction, in 
the amount of $2,124,065.00, to Abbett Electric 
Corporation, Contractor; and requesting the 
Controller to transfer funds totaling $1,556,682.00 
from various funds to Fund No. 33-750-601757-004-01 
for this project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

85-0471 E Settling the claim of Tutor-Saliba for breach of 

contract MR-684 for $629,444.00; and authorizing the 
General Manager of Public Utilities to bring to the 
Commission for its approval a Settlement Agreement 
and Release with Tutor-Saliba to effectuate the 
settlement of all claims under MR-684. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

85-0472 E Settling the claim of Tutor-Saliba for breach of 

contract MR-820 for $281,918.00; and authorizing the 
General Manager of Public Utlilities to bring to the 
Commission for its approval a Settlement Agreement 
and Release with Tutor-Saliba to effectuate the 
settlement of all claims under MR-820. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 
Municipal Railway Fares 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Board of Supervisors is considering modifications to the 
Municipal Railway fare package adopted by the commission. proposals 
under consideration include an increase in the cable car fare and a 
corresponding decrease in either the Fast pass or in some other area. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to reaffirm that portion of the fare 
package dealing with the elderly and handicapped fare, that is, 1 5 jzf 
cash, $4.50 Discount Fast Pass and a $1 million increase in 
paratransit services. Commissioner Sanger seconded. Resolution No. 
85-0453 was unanimously adopted. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he was disturbed by the proposed 
increase in the cable car fare because he did not think it would be 
workable for residents of Russian Hill who have no alternative. 

******* 

Resolution No. 85-0460 — Approving the grant of an easement for a 
certain portion of Water Department Parcel No. 15 in San Mateo County 

Commissioner Sanger expressed the opinion that the Commission did not 
need to declare the property as surplus in order to grant an easement 
for roadway and utility purposes. 



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Commissioner Sanger moved to approve the grant of an easement subject 
to receipt of its fair market value and assumption by the Town of 
Colma of all responsibilities for maintenance of the easement. 

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Resolution No. 85-0465 -- Finding that the property located at 203 
Willow street/819 Van Ness Avenue is outside the boundary of the 
Transit impact Development Fee District. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin, 
Commissioner Sanger was excused from voting on this matter. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Barletta, 
Resolution No. 85-0465 was adopted, finding the subject building 
outside the district. 

******* 

Resolution No. 85-0470 — Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-703 
to Abbett Electric Corporation, Contractor. 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that staff has been unhappy with the past 
performance of this contractor on other projects. He said that this 
contract was awarded to the lowest bidder because we do not have 
sufficient evidence to disqualify the company from bidding. The 
contract will be monitored to insure the quality and timeliness of 
the work. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON AN 
ATTORNEY-CLIENT MATTER: 2:55 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

November 26, 1985 

COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, vice President 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Gail Johnson 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

present: President Louis Giraudo, Commissioner John Sanger, 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Absent: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

The minutes of the regular meeting of November 12 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Barletta, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted in executive session 
on November 20, 1985: 

85-0474 E Authorizing the City Attorney to offer to allow 

judgment against the City and County of San Francisco 
in the litigated claim of Underground-Railco Multi, 
Superior Court Action No. 840-865, in the amount of 
$620,000.00; and authorizing the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to request the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to make 
funds available in payment of said claim against the 
City and County of San Francisco, if 
Underground-Railco Multi accepts the offer to allow 
judgment . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted in executive session 
on November 20, 1985: 

85-0475 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to enter into settlement agreements and releases with 
Tutor-Saliba, to effectuate the settlement of all 
claims under MR-684 and MR-820. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

15-0473 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$153,500.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-193 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0476 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
$2,739.06 and collections in the amount of 
$7,409.26, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of October 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0477 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid call for Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1929, 8-Inch Ductile Iron 
Main Installation in Montgomery Street between Post 
Street and Pacific Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0478 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1865R, 
Valve Motorization, San Andreas Outlet Towers, in 
the amount of $74,234.00, to Loundagin Corporation, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0479 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1916R, 
8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Clipper 
Street between Castro and Dolores Streets, in the 
net amount of $216,950.00, to A. Ruiz Construction 
Co. & Assoc, Inc. and Ranger Pipelines, Inc., A 
Joint venture, contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0480 WD Awarding Water Department contract No. WD-1923, 
8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Battery 
Street between Bush Street and Pacific Avenue, in 
the net amount of $367,600.00, to P&J Utility Co. 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-194 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0481 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-729, Repair and chip Seal Road, Camp Mather to 
0' Shaughnessy Dam, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $3,080.39; authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delays of 7 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $11,300.92 
to George Reed inc., contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0482 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-736, Old Moccasin Powerhouse, Seal Basement, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $759.20; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $6,978.30 
to Sawyer/McCollum Construction Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0483 GM Endorsing the concept of seeking to engineer and 

construct a new Municipal Railway Non-Revenue Vehicle 
Maintenance Center in conjunction with the Treat 
Avenue parking facility; requesting the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to provide 
up to $700,000.00 in funds to supplement the existing 
Tudor Engineering Company contract for the purpose of 
accomplishing the necessary additional engineering 
and design work on the Treat Avenue facility; and 
requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation to provide a commitment to 
fund capital costs of the Treat Avenue Non-Revenue 
Vehicle Maintenance facility that cannot be obtained 
from other sources. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Barletta 
Noes - Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0485 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an Agreement with the Modesto Irrigation 
District, the Turlock Irrigation District and the 
Pacific Gas and Electric company (PG&E), relating to 
an interconnection near the town of Westley, 
California, for the delivery and receipt of Hetch 
Hetchy power and PG&E supplementary power. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



85-195 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0486 MR Authorizing the Deputy General Manager of Equipment 
Maintenance, Municipal Railway, to circulate a 
Request for Proposals to identify one or more 
consulting firms to assist in developing small bus 
procurement specifications; and requesting the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
to allocate $150,000.00 for small bus procurement 
specification development. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0487 E Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation to 
substitute 16 new positions for 19 existing positions 
at the Utilities Engineering Bureau. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0488 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-751, Hetch 
Hetchy Buildings, Heating and insulating Intake 
Houses, in the base bid amount of $129,774.00, to the 
third low bidder, Haniway Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes: Giraudo, Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 

President Giraudo was excused at 4:00 P.M.; Commissioner Sanger 
presided . 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted in a Joint Meeting 
with the Director of Public Works: 

85-0489 MR Approving and endorsing, the planning recommendations 
set forth in the Market Street Planning Project Final 
Report, applicable to that portion of Market Street 
between Steuart and 12th Streets; authorizing the 
General Manager of Public Utilities to forward the 
Market Street planning project recommendations and 
necessary implementing legislation to the Board of 
Supervisors, as to that portion which this Commission 
has adopted; and stating that the Public Utilities 
Commission has reviewed and has reservations 
regarding the Market Street Planning Project's 
recommendations for that portion of Market Street 
west of 12th Street, and wishes to conduct further 
studies prior to endorsing a recommended plan for 
that portion of the street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Barletta, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0484 GM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $946,500.00 of 
Federal Aid Urban System capital assistance and 
required local match funds to conduct final design 
for the Market Street Transit Thoroughfare and "F" 
Line Streetcar Project; and requesting the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
to provide $151,500.00 in local matching funds should 
funds not be available from alternative state, 
regional or local sources. 

VOTE: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Barletta 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Announcements 

President Giraudo announced that Commissioner Sanger was resigning 
from the Commission effective December 1, 1985. President Giraudo 
thanked Commissioner Sanger for his tremendous contributions to the 
Commission and to the City and County of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Lenvin said that a City is rarely so fortunate as to 
have someone of Commissioner Sanger's dedication and someone who has 
made so many substantive contributions to the functioning of the 
City. Commissioner Sanger ' s contributions to the City include 
developing financing mechanisms for transit, helping to take a 
long-range planning stance for the Commission, and developing the 
Consent calendar. 

Commissioner Barletta said that Commissioner Sanger's leadership 
would be greatly missed. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that he has thoroughly enjoyed serving on 
the Commission and working with all of those who have been on the 
Commission and all members of the staff. He said that it was with 
regret that he was resigning, but sometimes hard choices have to be 
made with regard to personal and business affairs. 

******** 

New Business 

Commissioner Lenvin announced that she accepted a special service 
award on behalf of the Commission at the Paratransit Coordinating 
Council annual meeting on November 16. The award was from the San 
Francisco Council of Churches for the work that we have done in 
improving paratransit services to the elderly and handicapped in the 
City. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Nothenberg said that Commissioner Sanger will be missed and that 
he will consult with him in the future, as he does with other former 
Commissioners from time to time. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the City of Pleasanton is recommending that 
Water Department property east of Route 680 be placed in an "Urban 
Reserve" and that a moratorium be placed on development of the 
property for 10 years. It is also recommended that Water Department 
property west of Route 680 be designated from Agricultural and 
Grazing to Park and Recreation for possible use as a public golf 
course. Both of these recommendations, if enacted, will have an 
adverse effect on the value of our property. A public hearing on 
this matter is scheduled for December 9 in Pleasanton to allow input 
from the property owners affected. Both Real Estate Department 
personnel and Commission staff will attend this hearing to oppose the 
moratorium and downzoning of this Water Department property. 

On the Municipal Railway fare issue, the Finance Committee of the 
Board of Supervisors recommended two changes to the fare package 
adopted by the Commission: (1) the increase of the cable car fare to 
$2; and (2) the reduction of the Fast Pass price to $22. The net 
revenue generated by that fare package is about the same as would 
have been generated by our package. 

******** 

Resolution No. 85-0483 — Endorsing the concept of seeking to 
engineer and construct a new Municipal Railway Non-Revenue Vehicle 
Maintenance Center in conjunction with the Treat Avenue parking 
facility. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, PUC, 
reported that the staff proposal for the Treat Avenue parking 
facility calls for the merging of two different projects: the 
Harrison Street Facility Project and the 24th and Utah Street 
Project. Staff proposes to create a joint-use facility at Treat 
Avenue, constructing a new Municipal Railway Non-Revenue Vehicle 
Maintenance Center and a three-level, 300-stall parking lot there. 
Parking will be provided for employees working at the Harrison Street 
Operating Division and- the Treat Avenue Non-Revenue Vehicle 
Maintenance Center, and for vehicles awaiting work at the Center. 

Mr. Nothenberg pointed out that, as Mr. Wright mentioned, an 
additional benefit of the Non-Revenue Vehicle Maintenance Center 
being relocated to the Treat Avenue facility is that the management 
problems will be made more rational because Ms. Branston's division 
manages both Harrison and the Non-Revenue Vehicle Maintenance Center. 

Commissioner Lenvin said that she was bothered a bit about our being 
a public transit system and building that much off-street parking. 
She stated that it does not appear to make a lot of sense, but there 
may be perfectly valid reasons for doing so. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that we have no choice but to provide parking if 
we intend to proceed with the Harrison Street Facility Project. We 
are in a very anomalous position of being a transit agency and having 
to provide parking. The quest of getting a multiple-use facility, of 
using the opportunity, of having to provide the parking anyway to 
relieve a problem for the revenue vehicle shop is an opportunity we 
ought to take. It does not require a huge amount of additional 
parking over what would have to be provided in any event. He told 
Commissioner Lenvin that he was struck by the same thing about which 
she is aggravated, until he remembered that this is both a facility 
for equipment maintenance and the drivers who are coming in to 
dispatch a hundred vehicles out of there. This is the combined 
parking for the operators and the equipment maintenance people. 



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In response to a comment from Commissioner Lenvin that most people 
take the bus to work, Mr. Wright stated that many of the workers 
arrive as early as 7:00 A.M. and would find it difficult to get to 
the transit system at that hour. 

Commissioner Lenvin said that she is not comfortable with voting to 
approve this matter today. She would like more information regarding 
other potential projects that could be delayed by beginning work on 
the Non-Revenue Vehicle Maintenance Center at this time. 

Commissioner Sanger said that approval of the subject matter does not 
bother him, and that we have frequently had to deal with 
opportunities that arose when we had a resource available, like the 
land, and had to meet other requirements simultaneously. It would be 
a mistake, he felt, not to utilize this site. That is what he found 
most convincing. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to endorse the concept of seeking to 
engineer and construct a new Municipal Railway Non-Revenue Vehicle 
Maintenance Center in conjunction with the Treat Avenue parking 
facility. Commissioner Barletta seconded the motion. On the 
question, commissioners Giraudo, Sanger and Barletta voted "Aye." 
Commissioner Lenvin voted "No." 

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President Giraudo called a recess at 3:10 P.M. because the joint 
meeting with the Director of Public Works had been scheduled for 
3:30 P.M. 

At 3:30 P.M. the meeting was reconvened. 

Special Order of Business - 3:30 P.M. 
Joint Meeting with Director of Public Works 

Item 15 — Approving and endorsing the planning recommendations set 
forth in the Market Street Planning Project Final Report. 

Mr. Richard Evans, Assistant to the Director of Public Works, 
represented the Director at this hearing. 

Mr. Lee Knight, Project Manager, Planning and Development, PUC, 
presented the planning recommendations set forth in the Report with 
the use of a street design map. He outlined the recommendations 
contained in the Report for a permanent Transit Thoroughfare on 
Market Street, including surface streetcars. Following are the major 
staff recommendations for amendments to the 1968 Market Street 
Beautif ication Project: (1) Construct safe and aesthetic boarding 
islands on Market Street between Van Ness Avenue and the Embarcadero 
to serve a Municipal Railway four-lane Transit Thoroughfare, 
including historic streetcars. (2) Realign curbs adjacent to 
boarding islands by narrowing the sidewalk two to three feet in order 
to accommodate widened islands and traffic lanes for maximum safety, 
with the least cost and disruption to finished street and sidewalk 
areas. (3) Retain the design elements, materials and dimensions of 
the 1968 Market Street Beautif ication Project with these exceptions: 
(a) dimensional changes to the street, sidewalk and curbs in the 
vicinity of boarding islands to permit widening; and (b) revision in 
selected design elements and installation techniques to enhance 
safety, durability and maintainability. 



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Mr. Knight listed the following recommendations regarding the 'F* 
Line Streetcar Plan: (1) Cars are to operate on the 'F' Line at 
7-1/2-minute headways, 12 hours a day. This would require the use of 
8 cars per hour in each direction, at a cost of $4.3 million per 
year. (2) The recommendation is to operate a revenue fleet on the 
'F' Line of 20 streetcars, with 15 in service and a turnover of 5 for 
maintenance. (3) The Board of Supervisors originally decreed that 
the 'F' Line streetcar would operate from Van Ness Avenue east. 
Because of the popularity of the trolley festival and the strong 
support from the Upper Market Street neighborhoods, staff is 
recommending an amendment to the Board resolution calling for the 
continued operation of streetcars west of Van Ness Avenue to the 
vicinity of Castro and Market Streets. 

Mr. Bernard Averbuch, Executive Director of the Greater Market Street 
Development Association, spoke in support of the recommendations set 
forth in the subject Report and urged the commission to approve the 
Report. He stated that on this particular project, the Municipal 
Railway did a very good job. They went out of their way and, in many 
instances, above and beyond the call of duty to put this program into 
effect. He stated that the most disruptive part of this particular 
project was the realignment of bus stops as well as the safety 
items. The fact that there has been very little outcry or public 
criticism of it would indicate that it was a success. Part of that 
success is due not only to the work of Municipal Railway personnel, 
but also to the fact that before putting into effect this particular 
program, we literally went door-to-door on Market Street to explain 
to the property owners and others what was going to happen on Market 
Street. He has found no problems related to automobile traffic. The 
private automobile has not been harmed. 

President Giraudo was excused at 4:00 P.M. 

Commissioner Sanger presided. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, stated that 
his organization has for many years advocated keeping streetcar 
service on Market Street, retaining trolley buses on Market Street 
and making Market Street a transit street. His organization is, 
therefore, very glad to see things coming along as they are. Mr. 
Rolfe said that he thinks this is a very good plan and, as the 
previous speakers have - indicated, so far it has been working well. 
He urged the Commission to approve the resolution before it so that 
we can keep going on this plan and see Market Street become bigger 
and better. 

Mr. H. Retler, 2676 Union Street, stated that there was a mistake on 
page 2 of the subject Report, as the sidewalk at the southwest corner 
of 11th Street is not completed. Also, the newsracks are a mess all 
over town, but particularly on Market Street. He does not see how 
you can talk about completing Market Street without having the 
newsracks come under some sort of design replacement criteria. 
Double or triple racks should be used so you can get three newsracks 
in place of one. But more than that, he thinks that kiosks should be 
used for newsracks. 



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Mr. Bruce Marshall, representing the Muni Coalition, spoke in support 
of the subject Report and urged the Commission to adopt it. 
Regarding the 'F' Line, Mr. Marshall said that the Duboce Triangle 
Neighborhood Association, of which he is a member, supports extending 
streetcar service to the Upper Market Street area. He feels that 
putting the J-CHURCH back on the surface is the best way to restore 
streetcar service to Market Street. His organization supports the 
'F' Line going all the way down Market, if it can be done. He stated 
that curbside service has not been improved much because of 
automobile traffic on the street and urged that action be taken to 
make Market Street a transit mall with private automobiles banned. 
He complimented Lee Knight for doing an excellent job and for really 
caring about what the public has to say. He feels that one of the 
reasons this is such a good plan is that the public was involved. 

Mr. Michael Levin, 834 - 29th Avenue, stated that he is very happy it 
was decided that a transit-free Market Street was not the best idea 
after all. He feels one row of trees, rather than two, would be 
sufficient along Market Street, since the trees obscure many 
Path-of-Gold lights and the Samuels Clock. He would like to see the 
kiosks on Market Street go because he thinks they are unsightly for 
the most part. If the signage is changed, he hopes a more pleasing 
design can be formulated. Most of all, he would like to see the 'F' 
Line implemented on a permanent basis. He has never cared much for 
the LRVs and would like to see streetcars back on the surface of 
Market Street, connected up to a new 'E' Line, and he would like to 
see the 'F' Line tracks extended all the way to the front of the 
Ferry Building. He hopes the Commission goes ahead with this Plan, 
and he is very grateful for all the work put into it by the 
Commission, the department and the staff. 

Ms. Lucia Bogatay, President of the Mayor's Advisory Committee for 
Upper Market Street, supported the extension of streetcar tracks on 
the surface of Market Street as far as Castro Street someday, 
certainly as far as Church Street, in order to reinforce this 15 to 
20 year effort to complete the beautif ication of Market Street. She 
thinks she can safely speak for the merchant groups on Upper Market 
Street when she says that the Trolley Festival is something they 
really care about, something that they feel adds excitement and 
interest to the Upper Market Street area. 

Commissioner Lenvin expressed concern about designing an Upper Market 
transit service without holding a full public hearing. She said that 
although she and Commissioner Sanger have had debates over the years 
about the viability of Line 8-MARKET, she thinks they both agree that 
there are some horrendously long stretches between stops in the Upper 
Market Street area. Dolores Street and a couple of other blocks, she 
thinks, need service. She questioned whether it would be harmful to 
reserve to a future time a decision on a final plan for a transit 
service component for the Upper Market Street area. 

Mr. Knight said that the specific recommendations the Commission 
would be endorsing by adopting the resolution today are as follows: 
(1) The completion of the Upper Market Street Beauti f ication and Bike 
Lane Project from Duboce to McCoppin with tracks added; street car 
tracks are not part of the currently adopted plan; (2) From McCoppin 
to approximately 12th Street, the extension of the primary elements 
of the Upper Market Street Beautif ication Plan, those being the 
landscaped medians and left turn lane pockets east from McCoppin as 



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far as 12th Street; (3) In terms of McCoppin Street west, as far as 
the 'F' Line, the inclusion of streetcar tracks between McCoppin and 
Duboce in conjunction with completing the approved Upper Market 
Street Beautif ication and Bike Lane Project; (4) From Duboce to 
Church, the installation of new tracks, with no changes to the 
finished street area. We are adding the tracks next to the center 
landscaped median. 

Mr. Evans stated that the Department of Public Works had major 
objections to the following recommendations made in the Report: 
First, they object to the use of brick and granite materials in the 
street area, particularly for gutters, islands and crosswalks. 
Second, the Department of Public Works objects to the operation of 
revenue streetcar service west of Van Ness Avenue on Market Street, 
principally because such service would require the construction of 
boarding islands in the street which, they feel, would impede traffic 
circulation. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked whether there had been a legal opinion 
regarding the jeopardy of the FAU funds. 

Mr. Knight responded, "not to my knowledge." 

Commissioner Lenvin expressed concern about adopting a plan without 
knowing how much money, if any, is being put at risk. She feels that 
the Commission is entitled to know that before adopting a plan. She 
stated that she had a problem with recommending completion of the 
Upper Market Street Beautif ication Plan pursuant to the Final Report 
at this time. She expressed the following concerns: (1) there is 
probably an entire community that has not been involved, and those 
are the people who drive automobiles down Market Street; (2) there 
are transit concerns; (3) while she has been a long-time supporter of 
the 'F' and 'E' Lines, she does not see any connection whatsoever 
between the 'F' Line and the Historic Trolley Festival. She has 
absolutely no willingness at this juncture, and is opposed to running 
a little festival costing $500,000 which could otherwise be used for 
Muni maintenance and equipment stores. She would much rather have 
the maintenance than spend money on a festival at this juncture. 
While she thinks that the work of the planning group in terms of the 
ultimate design is excellent, she is reluctant to include any 
imprimatur of approval" on either a transit design for the Upper 
Market area or any indication of what is going to happen to an 
historic streetcar, while at the same time saying we are still on 
record as approving the 'F' and 'E' Lines, which she sees as totally 
separate issues.' 

Commissioner Sanger said he does not think it is fair to ask the 
Commission to vote on something that it sees for the first time that 
has such major consequences. While there may have been participation 
by some members of the community, he suspects there are a lot of 
people who will say, no matter what we do, that they did not know 
anything about that. It is just going to hold up everything. 



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Commissioner Lenvin proposed various changes to the resolution. She 
moved to approve and endorse the planning recommendations set forth 
in the Market Street Planning Project Final Report, applicable to 
that portion of Market Street between Steuart and 12th Streets. 
Commissioner Barletta seconded the motion. Resolution No. 85-0489, 
as amended, was unanimously adopted. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:04 P.M. 



Gail Johnson 
Acting Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

December 17, 1985 



JOCUf.: 

FEB 7 

CA.J t-K AIM CISCO ' 
tLIC UkSARY 



COMMISSIONERS 

Louis J. Giraudo, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Joseph F. Barletta 

Arthur V. Toupin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Louis Giraudo, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin, Commissioner Arthur Toupin 

Absent: Commissioner Joseph Barletta 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn arrived at 2:15 P.M. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of November 26 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 



85-0491 HH Approving Debit Modification No. 1 to Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-757, Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition, 
General Construction and Installation, for City 
caused delays in starting construction, at a cost of 
$130,663.98, Tutor-Saliba Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo f Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0492 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $959,996 to cover the 
fringe benefit shortfall. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0493 WD Adopting the Urban Water Management Plan. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0494 GM Prequalif ying Gannett Outdoor, J. C. Decaux, TID 
Winston, Shelter Media, and Independent 
Newspaper/Target Media to bid on the Advertising 
Transit Shelter Program Request for Proposals; and 
authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to establish a Selection Committee to review and 
evaluate all proposals according to the criteria 
specified in the Request for Proposals. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 
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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0490 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$104,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0495 CC Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$78,104.55, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of November 1985. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0496 WD Authorizing settlement, in the amount of $50,000, of 
a claim filed against the City by Cleo Sare for flood 
damage caused by water spilling over Pilarcitos Dam. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0497 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for WD-1935, 
Excavation and Repaving for Water Service Trenches. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0498 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1939, Stucco Five Buildings. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0499 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-853R, 

Improvements, Central Control, West Portal Station, 
in the amount of $219,402, for the Base Bid plus 
Alternate "A", to Echo West, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0500 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-935, 
Potrero Division: Modification of First Floor 
Heating System, in the amount of $197,950, to E. 
Mitchell Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0501 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-936, 

Potrero Division: Paint Shop Ventilation, in the 

amount of $49,274, to Van Mulder Sheet Metal, Inc., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0502 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1909R, Lake 
Merced Pump Station, Installation of City Furnished 
Butterfly Valves, in the amount of $101,000, to E. 
Mitchell, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0503 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-907R2, Presidio Division Shop Heating 
and Ventilation Modification, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 
1' in the amount of $3,019; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $400; authorizing 
an extension of time for unavoidable delays of 41 
calendar days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $20,235 to 0' Keef f e-Mikumo Co. Inc., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes: Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0504 GM Requesting the San Francisco Real Estate Department 
to conduct an analysis and prepare a strategy 
recommendation on the disposition of Water Department 
property in Pleasanton, California. 

VOTE: Ayes: Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0505 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
Call Co. Ltd., for an amount not to exceed $85,000, 
and for a period of two years. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0506 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to grant a revocable permit to the International 
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen ' s Union (ILWU) for 
the purpose of installing on Municipal Railway 
property three steel panels painted with murals 
depicting the progress of labor on the San Francisco 
waterfront, for a yearly fee of one dollar. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0507 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to execute the December 2, 1985 letter-agreement with 
the Pacific Gas and Electric Company relative to 
changes in wheeling rates. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0508 MR Confirming the existence of an emergency condition at 
the Woods Motor Coach Facility; and authorizing the 
expenditure of $70,000 for the repair and 
modification of the ventilation system at the Woods 
motor coach repair shop. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0509 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and enter into a contract with D & D 
Engineering for consulting services related to the 
evaluation and redesign of the cable car brake 
system, for an amount not to exceed $185,000; 
reserving the right of the Commission to terminate 
the contract after review and evaluation of the study 
phase; and reserving the right of the Commission to 
determine whether the contract shall proceed beyond 
said review point. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 
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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0510 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract with the joint venture team 
of Dale Watson & Associates and the U.S. Human 
Resources Corporation for training services, for an 
amount not to exceed $55,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0511 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an Agreement with Canteen Corporation for 
vending machine services in Municipal Railway 
buildings, for the period of July 1, 1985 through 
June 30, 1986.. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0512 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-852, Halon Fire Suppression System, 
Cable Car Barn. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0513 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-858, Harrison Street Facility - 
Demolition . 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0514 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute Amendment No. 3, in the amount of 
$38,514, to the Professional Services Agreement with 
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc., for 
services related to the J-Line Connection Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0515 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

modify the Professional Services Agreement with the 
California Environmental internship Program, 
increasing the amount by $13,000, an d extending the 
term by two months. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0516 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $206,000 for payments 
to the Bay Area Rapid Transit District under the 
Joint Pass Agreement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0517 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an amendment to the BART/Muni Joint Pass 
Agreement to accommodate new fare schedules to be in 
effect on January 1, 1986, and requesting the BART 
oard of Directors to likewise approve this amendment. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

85-0518 FM Amending the Transit Impact Development Fee 

Regulations by adding Section 2.4.2, which lists the 
credit factors for non-office building uses for the 
purpose of allowing a credit for prior use of space 
converted to office use, to become effective 
immediately upon approval by this Commission. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

85-0519 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept and expend $5,595,000 from 
1986-87 State Article XIX Guideway and Transportation 
Planning Development Account Transit Capital 
Improvement funds and $631,500 in local match funds 
for the Muni Metro Turnaround and 33-ASHBURY Trolley 
Overhead Reconstruction Projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Giraudo, Flynn, Lenvin, Toupin 



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Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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Public Hearing - To consider adoption of the Urban Water Management 
Plan 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San Francisco 
Water Department, stated that the department developed the plan in 
accordance with the California Water Code, as amended by AB 797. The 
Suburban Water Users through their attorney, objected to wording in 
the draft which said that they have endorsed the plan. Mr. Coffey 
stated that revised wording has been substituted which is acceptable 
to them. 

President Giraudo opened the public hearing. There was no response. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, asked the 
attorney for the Suburban Water Users to comment on the revisions to 
the plan. 

Mr. Ray E. McDevitt, attorney representing the Suburban Water Users, 
reviewed the revised language and said that the revisions were 
totally responsive to the concerns raised in his letter. He said 
that he had no objection to adoption of the plan, as amended. 

President Giraudo closed the public hearing. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 85-0493 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 85-0494 — Prequalifying bidders on the Advertising 
Transit Shelter Program 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the Request for Qualifications process 
resulted in five bidders who appear to have the necessary technical 
knowledge, financial background and strength to undertake this 
program. He recommended approval of the five firms to submit 
proposals . 

President Giraudo said that he wanted it clearly understood that all 
future dates for submittals will be adhered to without exception. He 
said that it is essential that this be a totally public program with 
one point of contact for information. 

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Report of the General Manager 
Municipal Railway Fares 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that the Board of Supervisors adopted a 
slightly different fare package than the one adopted by the 
Commission. The Board of Supervisors adopted a $23.00 Fast Pass and 
a SI. 50 cable car fare as opposed to the $25.00 Fast Pass and $1.00 
cable car fare recommended by the Commission. The net revenue 
generation is probably about the same or perhaps a little on the 
positive side compared to the Commission's package. 



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He added that adoption of a fare increase does not solve the City's 
projected general fund shortfall, which has been estimated to be $76 
million. Citywide budget cuts of between $15 - 20 million may be 
required. In addition, it is possible the federal government may 
reduce its expenditures which would further reduce the City's federal 
subsidy. 

Commissioner Lenvin requested a report at the next meeting on the 
planning and implementation of the increase in the paratransit 
program. 

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Announcements 



President Giraudo welcomed Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin as a member 
of the Commission and said that he welcomed the expertise 
Commissioner Toupin brings to the Commission. 

•.•■******* 

Resolution No. 85-0504 — Requesting the Real Estate Department to 
conduct an analysis on the disposition of Water Department property 
in Pleasanton, California 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that there is a proposal to amend the City of 
Pleasanton's General Plan to rezone certain property in that city 
which is owned by the San Francisco Water Department. The proposal 
would zone 46% of the property for open space and the remainder for 
residential and commercial use. However, all of the property would 
be placed on urban reserve, or "land banked," for 10 years. He said 
that the City Attorney has been asked to look into this situation. 

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Resolution No. 85-0509 — Authorizing a contract with D & D 
Engineering for consulting services related to the evaluation and 
redesign of the cable car brake system. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved approval of the contract with the provision 
that the Commission reserve the right to terminate the contract after 
review and evaluation of the study phase, and reserve the right to 
determine whether the contract shall proceed beyond said review point 

Resolution No. 85-0509, as amended, was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:22 P.M, 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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